General Considerations For Domestic Travel In India Amidst The Pandemic
by Nitin Jain
by Nitin Jain
The number of coronavirus cases in India is breaking records. While Unlock 4.0 guidelines have significantly reduced the severity of restrictions, the virus has shown no sign of easing off. We are living in restricted times, and for now, there is no indication of all the virus going away.
In these times, the only thing you can do is follow COVID restrictions both at home and at your planned holiday retreat. Club Mahindra Holidays has reopened many of its resorts for its members and guests. Club Mahindra implements strict safety guidelines at each of its open resorts to make sure your stay is a #CMSafeStay.
COVID-19 is a novel respiratory illness for which no medicine has been found. One can catch the disease from others who have the virus through small droplets and contact routes. In such a situation, the only solution you have to avoid coronavirus contraction is to follow social distancing norms and wash hands. You must help reduce its spread by wearing masks and shields.
When you go on your holiday retreat post-COVID, you are outside the safety of your home. So it becomes imperative that you stay alert at all times.
1) Examine your situation and stay cautious when outside
2) Check travel safety guidelines issued by central, state, and local authorities
3) It is essential to protect yourself and your loved ones, but it is equally important to shield other people by wearing a mask or shield
4) You have to stay cautious to not bring the virus to your home or community, especially if your place has low case numbers
5) You may feel well and asymptomatic during your travel, but you can still carry and spread COVID-19 virus to others. So you have to be extra cautious when you travel
6) Do not travel if you feel sick or have been around someone with COVID-19 in the past 14 days
7) Do not travel with someone who is ill
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1) Wear a mask to cover your nose and mouth in public settings
2) Stay at least 6 feet apart from anyone not from your household to avoid close contact
3) Often, wash your hands or use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol
4) Avoid contact with anyone who is sick
5) Avoid touching your nose, eyes, and mouth
6) It is mandatory to download and keep Aarogya Setu App installed in your phone
7) Provide your mobile number and email Id along with your booking
8) Stay updated with government quarantine and travel safety guidelines
9) Use hand gloves while traveling
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1) It is even more important to wash your hands with soap for at least 20 seconds after using the restroom or being in a public place
2) When soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Cover and rub together all surfaces of your hands until they feel dry
1) The safest way is to bring your food with you. If not, consider having a delivery, a take-out or other such option
While flying, web check-in and Baggage Tag are compulsory
Travel with one check-in bag and one cabin bag
1) Avoid trolley bags
2) Air travel involves long intervals of time spent at airport terminals and security lines. This can bring you in close contact with fellow passengers, staff, and frequently touched surfaces
3) Avoid in-flights meals
4) Viruses do not spread easily on flights as air circulates and filters out in aeroplanes. But social distancing is challenging to maintain on crowded flights. Sitting within six feet of others for extended times may increase your risk of getting COVID-19
5) Safely travel to and from the airport. Public transportation and ridesharing can increase exposure to the virus
1) Travelling on buses and trains means sitting within 6 feet of others for extended periods. This may increase your risk of catching the virus. Learn what you can do while on bus or train to protect yourself from the virus
1) You can put yourself in close contact with other people and frequently-touched surfaces during car travel. Stay cautious while making stops for gas, food, or restroom along the way
Below are the activities that are considered as high-risk situations:
1) Being in an area that has high levels of COVID-19
2) Going to big social gatherings like a wedding, funeral, or party
3) Attending mass gatherings like events or concerts
4) Being among crowds in restaurants, bars, bus and train stations, airports, movie theatres, etc.
5) Travelling on a cruise ship or riverboat
Club Mahindra has instituted thorough health and safety measures for your holiday at Club Mahindra resorts. We have incorporate best practices and partnered with Bureau Veritas, a global leader in testing, inspection, and certification to certify our safety protocols.
We have put systems in place to monitor your health and have implemented additional cleaning and hygiene protocols. Club Mahindra is working with its on-the-ground associates to ensure adherence to hygiene standards. We are ensuring that social distancing is maintained as much as possible on our properties. In addition, we are monitoring the situation throughout your stay.
Holiday at Club Mahindra resorts with #CMSafeStay. #TravelWithConfidence with Club Mahindra.
Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India Limited (MHRIL), India’s leading player in the leisure hospitality industry, offers quality family holidays as also stated by Club Mahindra Resort Reviews, primarily through vacation ownership memberships. While Club Mahindra Membership Fees gives you an opportunity to explore your holidays across the world, the other brands offered by the company are – Club Mahindra Resorts Fundays and Svaastha Spa. As on Mar 31, 2019, MHRIL has 100+ resorts across India and abroad and its subsidiary, Holiday Club Resorts Oy, Finland, a leading vacation ownership company in Europe has 33 resorts across Finland, Sweden and Spain. Visit us at www.clubmahindra.com