About the trips and vacations scheduled during the COVID-19 pandemic. Let's set our expectations accordingly.
We are at the beginning of July 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic is still unfolding in many countries and regions around the world. Most countries have overcome the critical point of the first wave of pandemics, but the pandemic will not be eradicated until there is a vaccine or treatment that is 100% effective.
We were stuck in houses for 2-3 months, depending on the decisions of the authorities in each country, region, continent. This was necessary to prevent the infection of a very large number of people, which would have led to the blockage of health systems around the world. And I don't think we want to get to the lottery of life, where it is decided who lives and who will not get a chance.
About the trips and vacations scheduled during the COVID-19 pandemic.
For about a month, Romania has begun to relax measures to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus. A multi-stage plan was made and action was taken with a margin of 2 weeks. Obviously, we must learn to live with the idea that the new coronavirus is making its presence felt among us and we must take basic measures for protection.
We must wear a mask to protect those around us. If all people wore masks, the spread would be more difficult and the chances of infection would decrease significantly. Yes, The mask is to prevent, not to protect. And even if you think you have nothing, think that you can be asymptomatic and transmit the virus to those close to you. Wear a mask in closed spaces, in crowded places, in interaction with people! To which is added a better hand hygiene, including the use of a disinfectant gel. And avoid crowded areas!
Now, with the relaxation, more and more countries have opened tourism. In the end, we must live, move, keep industries active, whatever they may be. Obviously, with the application of safety and prevention measures.
And we come to the trips and vacations scheduled in these turbulent times, with the active pandemic and the new coronavirus "swarming" among us. And the idea of the article is to recommend one thing to you "Set your expectations accordingly".
Set your expectations accordingly
That means anything is possible. Depending on the evolution or involution of the pandemic, new rules and restrictions may arise or prevention measures may be relaxed. Airlines can cancel or resume flights at any time depending on government decisions. Country governments can make decisions at any time and impose new measures or restrictions. As well, I can always relax the prevention measures.
Airlines have to adjust their operational schedules (number of flights or routes) depending on the restrictions and rules imposed by the authorities, depending on market demand and supply. So don't panic when you see that a flight has been canceled or has changed its schedule. Treat the situation accordingly. You have alternatives, take advantage of them. I know, it's unpleasant to be stuck with your money, not to know how and when it will fly. But this is what happens during a pandemic. Nothing will be the same as in the pre-COVID-19 period.
Inform yourself and document yourself properly about flights and travel
Also check green list of EU countries considered safe. Inform yourself and document yourself properly about the trips and vacations you want to take. Also, don't forget that several countries have imposed new travel rules for Romanian citizens.
Follow the rules imposed by the authorities in the countries of destination
If you go in holidays in Bulgaria and Greece, comply with the rules imposed by the authorities. When you enter Bulgaria, fill in the required form accordingly. If you want to travel to Greece, fill in the electronic form, accept the test of COVID-19 if you are asked to do so. That's it, you have no alternative. Accept reality and enjoy your vacation as much as you can during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Set your idea that nothing is the same as in the past. That everything can change from day to day, that rules and restrictions can be applied or lifted quickly, even overnight. If you set these thoughts / expectations correctly and if you take action, then you will certainly not be surprised by what will happen during the trip or during the holidays.
Pleasant trip! Relax! Travel responsibly and prudently!