Seniors And Travel: Tips to ensure hitch free travel after lock down
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Seniors And Travel: Tips To Ensure Hitch Free Travel After Lock Down

June 10, 2020 | Travel | By Lisa Smith

The corona virus has changed every aspect of our lives. Traveling for many over fifty is something that you’ve looked forward to your whole life. Now, all of a sudden, your travel plans have been put on hold. You might be aware that some states and countries are lifting their social distancing rules. What does that mean for someone who wants to take a vacation or wants to visit family? It means that you can still hit the road, but you’re going to have to do it much more differently than before.

Here are some tips to ensure that your next trip goes smoothly without a hitch

Make Sure To Pack Gloves And Masks

If you’re flying, then you will be expected to wear a mask. Will the airline provide a mask for you if you don’t have one? It might depend on the airline. Every person is allowed to take carry on luggage onto the cabin of the plane. You should have all of your travel accessories in your carry on bag. A few masks and other things won’t take up much space, and you might be required to wear them if you’re going out of state or the country. It’s best to toss this stuff in your bag even if you don’t want to wear them because someone might get bent out of shape if you don’t.

If Driving, Remember Some Restaurants May Still Be Closed

If you’re driving from one city to another or from state to state, you need to be aware that some restaurants and other establishments along the way might be closed. If they aren’t closed, then the service might be limited, and it’s possible customers aren’t allowed inside. Restaurants are important pit stops not only for hungry travelers, but they have much-needed bathrooms also. Depending on where you’re traveling, the restaurant may not allow guests to come inside. If you need to use the restroom, you should go to a truck stop or a gas station. You never know if the restaurant will be open or that they’ll allow people inside.

Bring Alcohol Wipes And Hand Sanitizer

Hand sanitizer is a must. You need to use it throughout your journey. If you’re driving, well, it’s not so important that you keep applying hand sanitizer while you’re hands are on the wheel. Flying, on the other hand, it causes you to touch all kinds of things. You will need alcohol wipes to clean yourself before testing and injecting if you have type two diabetes and need to take your blood sugar and inject insulin.

Try Your Best To Stay A Safe Distance And Always Try To Have Clean Hands

If there is one sure-fire way that you can cut down on your likelihood of getting the corona virus, it would be by washing your hands. You touch your face throughout the day, and that includes your mouth and eyes. If you can’t wash your hands, make sure to have a bottle of hand sanitizer nearby. Little things like wearing a mask and keeping your hands clean can drastically reduce the odds of you coming down with the disease.

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