Travel Safety Tips amidst the Pandemic Covid-19
Australia has an ongoing "active" travel warning with strict travel restrictions to China in regards to coronavirus. According to Smartraveller, Australia is also advising residents to "exercise a high degree of caution" in northern Italy.
At the beginning of the outbreak around Christmas, Australia evacuated 243 citizens from Wuhan. They were quarantined in an immigration detention center, according to The New York Times.
Reconsider your travel plans
If you are traveling with elderly or you have an underlying health condition, you should consult your doctor before traveling.
Consider what medical services or support you’d have available in the event you contracted COVID-19 overseas. Every traveler is different and will have different health conditions and risk appetite.
Be prepared if you choose to travel:
- Keep yourself updated on the latest news.
- Check with your travel insurance provider to confirm what your insurance may cover if your travel is disrupted due to COVID-19.
- Check with your airline or travel agent and ask how COVID-19 may affect your bookings.
- Have yourself by a doctor.