Some countries are reopening their borders and public places to local and international tourists. Although the pandemic is not over yet, there are many factors that can maximize a country’s efforts to prevent the spread of the virus. These include ‘new normal’ habits and cleanliness-health-safety protocols that are currently being implemented in Indonesia and are important in determining how soon we can start to travel again. We know some of you are eager to visit your bucket-list destinations, so here are four facts that all help answer the big question: When can we travel again?
1 | ‘New Normal’ Habits
The infection rate in some countries might have decreased significantly, but the pandemic is still not over yet. Therefore, one way to help you make a decision about traveling to a country is to find out whether ‘New Normal’ habits have been adopted in all public areas and facilities. The Indonesian government has embraced the ‘new normal’ and is encouraging the adoption of new habits. Some of these habits include, but are not limited to, the compulsory use of masks, frequent sanitizing, social distancing, temperature checks at all entrances, and health inspections at public places.
2 | Cleanliness-Health-Safety-Environment Sustainability Protocols
Another way to know whether your destination country is safe to travel to is to find out if new standards of cleanliness, health, and safety, and strict procedures have been imposed to ensure the wellbeing of the visitors. Realizing that the comfort and security of the prospective tourists must be put on top priority, the Indonesian government has implemented Cleanliness-Health-Safety-Environment Sustainability Protocols in all aspects of tourism, including accessibilities, amenities, and attractions. InDOnesia CARE was recently launched as a collaborative effort of tourism industries that are taking various preventive measures to make your favorite destinations safe. For more information on InDOnesia CARE, please visit our I DO CARE page.
3 | Domestic Travel
Another pretty obvious way to know whether you can travel to a country or not is to check if the borders have reopened and domestic tourism has resumed. Keep yourself updated with the latest information regarding your favorite destination country to make sure that you get to know about the reopening of borders early. To learn about Indonesia, kindly go to this link and stay updated with recent information regarding travel matters.
4 | The Restart
If you think your favorite destination has considered the above-mentioned factors, then the last step is to assess yourself and analyze your travel plans. We recommend you to travel only when you are fit, healthy, and comfortable enough to do so. Make sure you get a medical checkup, prepare some health documents, and do not forget to carry your own personal sanitizing kit when you travel.
This pandemic is surely changing everything and it might just bring out the best in us. There are many things we need to adjust to in order to keep ourselves and everyone around us safe and secure. Therefore, make sure to check all these factors before you make plans to get back to traveling. Stay safe, travel tomorrow!
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