In 2020, traveling as a family was an unimaginable idea due to the Covid-19 virus. Airports canceled travel, physical contact was not recommended, and the very idea of sightseeing or traveling with babies seemed like a mere dream.
Today, a year after the biggest health crises we have seen in recent times, thanks to scientific advances and the application of vaccines, traveling as a family is once again an option.
However, if you are one of those who travel with babies, we know that you may have more doubts than usual. Therefore, we bring you a series of fundamental tips so that you can travel as a family after Covid-19.
In most of the countries of the world, the application of vaccines for Covid-19 has been taking place. But despite its application, there is still a risk of contagion, so a series of precautions should be taken before, during and after the trip.
Find out about the policies of the destination country.
Not all countries have the same policies and security measures, so before you start your trip with your baby, find out about the limitations that may exist at your destination.
Travelbans is an Internet site where you can find information and everything about the access conditions required in the different countries of the world regarding Covid-19. The best thing is that the site is available in several languages and is constantly updated.
Take the necessary steps
Traveling as a family usually requires good organization, especially when traveling with babies after a worldwide pandemic.
Therefore, once you know what are the requirements for access to your destination, prepare everything related to vaccination certificates, tests, passports and others.
Currently, most countries allow access when the person is vaccinated with all the complete doses and, failing that, with tests that guarantee that he/she is not infected.
Whether it’s a trip of weeks or several days, packing light will allow you to avoid spending a lot of time at the airport or having to deal with customs.
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During the trip
Do not put a protective mask on your baby.
Whether you travel with children by plane or car, you should not put the protective mask on them if they are less than two years old. This is because there is a risk of suffocation at these ages. This also applies to face shields.
In the case of children between 2 and 6 years of age, you can make them aware of the fact of wearing the protective mask in places where they will have contact with many people. Wearing the mask for long periods of time can cause them anxiety.
To compensate for this, what you should do is to reinforce safety measures in the adults in your family: always wear the protective mask, keep your distance, wash your hands constantly, etc.
Reduce the number of trips on the plane
If it is a short flight, walking with your baby before boarding will avoid unnecessary movements inside the plane, which will clearly reduce contact with the rest of the passengers.
Likewise, it is good to keep in mind that nowadays most airplanes have HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Arresting) filters, which purify the air inside the plane, thus eliminating viruses, germs and bacteria continuously. This is clearly a guarantee when traveling by plane with your baby.
After the trip
Among the reasons why travel was suspended at the beginning of the pandemic was because of the risk of contracting the virus while traveling. Above all, because in many cases, it is possible to contract it and not show symptoms.
Therefore, after traveling with your baby, it is important that you take into account a series of precautions to keep your family safe.
Take a test
Take a diagnostic test to find out whether you are infected with Covid-19. Although there are several options for detecting the virus, this is still the most accurate.
It is important to know that infants are exempt from this and all tests before, during and after travel. Generally, so are all children between the ages of 6 and 11.
Visiting a doctor
In case of any symptoms, you should immediately go to the doctor, avoid contact with other people and do not take your children to school.
It is recommended to continue wearing the protective mask after the trip and to keep the recommended distance between people.
Traveling with babies is a wonderful experience, therefore, if you want to continue living unique moments with your family and protect the safety of your children, it is important to follow the precautions during and after the Covid-19.
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