USE+FUL | Protect yourself while traveling during the CORONAVIRUS outbreak

Updated: Apr 1

1. BEFORE YOU TRAVEL


Get to know the health situation in the country you are going to – trust the facts and not the speculations.


Beware of what is really dangerous – you will not get infected if you share a look with coronavirus carrier – the virus spreads when a sick persons’ droplets get into your mouth, nose or eyes. If you see someone and categorize them with “suspicious health” you can just keep your distance – at least 1 meter away from them will keep you perfectly healthy. You can also be generous and give them a mask as a present for theirs, yours and everybody else health.


2. DURING YOUR EXPERIENCE


You have to avoid crowded places as much as you can because you can’t always know who is sick and who isn’t.

As it turns out we do not understand how many things we touch with our hands on daily bases and some of them might have a sick person’s saliva on them. It is always helpful to have an alcohol-based hand sanitizer, wash your hands regularly – cool trick if you want to make sure your palms are germ-free is to wash them enough time so you can sing “Happy birthday” twice in your head. Try not to touch your eyes, nose and mouth – your face in general when you are out.

Stock up on masks and change them regularly because bacteria can grow inside of your mask if you get too emotionally attached to them.


3. AFTER YOUR EXPERIENCE


You have to keep track of your body temperature after you return home – make sure to take a lot of fluids and stick to a healthy diet. Stay at home if you begin to feel unwell, even with mild symptoms such as headache and slight runny nose, until you recover. If you develop fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical advice promptly as this may be due to a respiratory infection or other serious condition. Call in advance and tell your provider of your recent travel or contact with travelers.

by Dimitrina Shopova

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