The outbreak of the new coronavirus strain (COVID-19) has caused quite a stir as cases continue to rise up to this day. Several countries have issued travel advisories and restrictions on the country of origin of the epidemia, with some issuing a more expanded travel ban. But if basing on studies and past events, these imposed prohibitions do nothing to stop it.
If you are pushing through with your travel plans, here are the things you have to do aside from availing a travel insurance in the Philippines:
Take note of affected countries
Be informed of the positive cases your destination has. This can help you decide on the possibility of travel bans and restrictions. For instance, the Philippines has recently prohibited travel to and fro South Korea due to sudden spike of cases.
Consider your immune system
Do you easily get sick? Do you have a weak immune system? If yes, then consider rescheduling your plans. Although chances of contracting the virus is low if it’s outside of the country of origin, there’s still a chance of infection.
Practice good hygiene
By now, you should know that having good hygiene can help decrease chances of getting infected.In fact, there have been numerous and repeated advisories by the government, health organizations, as well as health professionals about this.
Washing your hands frequently can help prevent the spread of infection. Other than that, keep it away from your face. Touching your face, specifically your eyes, nose, and mouth, with dirty hands can allow germs to enter your body.
Use a mask properly
There are circulating misconceptions on the proper use of face masks online. According to the World Health Organization, however, masks prevent the sick from transmitting the virus. So if you are healthy, there’s no need to wear one. Apart from how it must be used, it’s also advised for users to dispose of their masks properly.
Should you develop symptoms, immediately do a self-quarantine and inform your doctor. Get their advice on how to proceed instead of putting others at risk of getting infected.
As the issue of the COVID-19 is still at large, there’s no need for panic. Instead, practice the tips we have mentioned above and you’ll be fine. Remember, prevention is always better than cure.