Parents around the world have the same concern right now regarding to their kids health and safety following the situation on coronavirus infection. travelling with kids sound so scary while kids are hoping for a summer vacation. There is not clear-cut answer whether or not now it is truly safe to travel with your kids. The risks and threats are still there even if in some places the case is decreasing. Some precautions still need to be taken to stay safe.
Things to Consider when Decide to Fly with Your Kids Now
Here are things you need as consideration regarding to taking a flight with your kids in the middle of global pandemic.
Stay Updated with Current Situation
Firstly, always stay up to date to the current information regarding to the coronavirus case in a place you are going to travel to. Is is a safe place to go to now or if it is safer to reschedule your travel plan. Also, it is essential to know whether or not you will be able to practice social distancing with your kids. Travelling means exposure to the virus because you will be spending time in public spaces.
Gather Newest Informations About Booking and Other Things
Educate yourself about the booking, seat selection, as well as boarding policies of your airline. Every provider may have different policies. Also, be informed of your local airport’s check-in, screening, and security procedures. Things have changed now and if you are informed, you know what to do and expect. It is also recommended to have your boarding pass pre-loaded in your phone to make the process easier and faster.
Maintain Social Distancing
Maintaining social distancing with your kids during a flight seems challenging regardless of the efforts done by the airline to keep everyone safe and comfortable. If it is possible, place your kids in window seat to further the distance with other passengers.
Packing your luggage is also essential for today’s flight. It is strongly recommended to separate personal items such as phone, passport and medication from your luggage. Keep them in your carry-on instead to minimize the number of touch-points. Also, it is better to pack light so you can focus more on taking care of your kids rather than carrying heavy luggage.
Think of Basic Supplies
Bring enough supplies for the flight including foods, drinks, and sanitary necessities such as disinfectant wipes and hand-sanitizer. In many public places are now available facility to wash your hands. Encourage your kids to wash their hands as well before and after the flight. Also, it is highly advised to wipe down your luggage after the flight since it has been passed through check-points.
Mask On All the Time
Always wear a mask and encourage your kids to do so. Airlines now require passengers older than 2 years old to wear masks during the flight except when drinking or eating. Therefore, it is necessary to talk with your kids about the precaution to be taken prior the trip. Also, look up for public health regulations at your destination prior your trip. Thus, you know if there will be self-quarantine mandatory for 14 days.