Without a doubt, Covid-19 has changed the way we travel. Social distancing and hygiene has become paramount, as well as keeping on top of government requirements and travel advisory alerts. While travel has yet to resume, it’s worth thinking about how to travel more safely in a post-Covid world.
Do homework on your travel destination
Read up on the measures in place in your travel destination. Are there any entry requirements? Are there are any public health and safety measures in place that may affect your travel?
Download contact tracing apps
Check if there is a government contact tracing app in the country you’re visiting. It’s a good idea to download it prior to departing so that you save precious roaming data. Read up on how it is to be used prior to departing so that you can hit the road running.
Register your travel on SafeTravel
By registering your travel with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, they can contact you if an emergency situation develops in the destination you’re travelling in. You can register online on SafeTravel.
Consider contactless payment options
It’s a good idea to use contactless payment options, where possible. There is a wide range of different ways to pay that don’t involve handling cash, including debit and credit cards, prepaid money travel cards or mobile digital wallets like Apple Pay.
Look into getting insurance cover
Travel insurance can provide valuable help for covered reasons when travelling, especially in a post Covid-19 world.
Worldcare policies include selected cover for epidemic and pandemic diseases such as Covid-19. There is a provision to claim for cancellation and medical expenses should you contract an epidemic or pandemic disease such as Covid-19 after purchasing your policy. Cover for medical claims directly related to an epidemic or pandemic such as Covid-19 will only apply if you contract the disease after you commence your journey. There is no cover for lockdowns, changes in government alert levels, quarantine or mandatory isolation applying to a population or part of a population. As with any travel insurance, disinclination to travel due to fear or change of mind is not covered. Terms, conditions, limits, sub-limits and exclusions apply and these are set out in the Policy Wording.