The coronavirus pandemic outbreak has caused various problems for humans. The deadly virus has made the entire world go into a state of lockdown with almost no business going on.
The pandemic outbreak started from Wuhan in China in December 2019 and has thereby spread worldwide. India is currently facing a rapid rise in the number of coronavirus cases.
Coronavirus is highly contagious and spreads by coming in contact with an infected person or touching things which the infect person had touched. The virus has caused a kind of havoc in everyone’s life with restricted movement of transportation and travelling.
It is essential to maintain hygiene and social distancing while going out of the house to prevent yourself from getting infected with the corona virus disease.
Airlines and trains are slowly resuming activity and operations in reduced numbers. Travelling during the COVID19 pandemic can be dangerous and involves high chances of any person acquiring the disease.
Being out in the public or any crowded place without taking proper precautionary measures can be life-threatening. It is vital to take all the necessary safety measures to prevent getting infected. Below mentioned are some safety tips which you can abide by to travel safely through flight during COVID19 pandemic.
Airline companies have come up with new revised terms and conditions and policies for air travellers. There are only a few flights currently in operation, and they are taking all the required safety measures for the betterment of their passengers.
The airlines have implemented new regulations according to which there needs to be minimal contact between the crew members, airport ground staff and the travellers. Passenger and staff temperature screenings are being carried out at regular intervals.
High temperatures indicate chances of a person suffering from the risk of acquiring coronavirus, and immediate help would be provided to him. All the crew members, ground staff at the airport, pilot, security staff and the passengers all are advised to necessarily wear masks as a safety measure at all times.
They are also eliminating contact between the checking in counter staff members and the travellers by ensuring that the passengers scan their boarding passes by themselves rather than handing it over to the checking officers.
The passengers are also told to put the food which they are carrying into a clear plastic bag so that the officers do not have to take it out from the concerned person’s luggage if it alarms when passing through the X-ray scanner. Also, all passengers are to keep their wallets, mobile phones and keys inside a carry-on bag to eliminate touch-points at any stage during the screening process.
Airline companies are also using sneeze guards at all customer service areas to prevent the spread of the disease through sneezing. Airlines are also encouraging passengers and all crew members to frequently sanitize their hands with a sanitizer made up of 60 per cent alcohol for improved protection.
Personal hygiene and social distancing are vital at this point of time while travelling through flights. Also, remember to not touch your face, eyes, nose or mouth with dirty hands as that can cause the virus to get inside the body. Take the necessary safety measures and precautions for having a safe travelling experience.