We know that you have been perfecting your traveling plan since months ago, or probably years ago. It indeed sucks to know that the pandemic decided to happen now – ruining all your itineraries that you have planned in detail.
How about the money you’ve been saving? How about all the outfits you’ve bought just for the trip? How about your friends? You’ve been planning this trip with them and it’s a rare moment that all of you could go spend some quality time together.
Yes, blame the virus all you want. But it won't change the fact that it’s going to be super risky if you push your travel plan through. But hear us (or don’t, but you should hear the scientists!). It’s not the end of the world if you don’t go to your trip destination as how you planned.
Real travelers will understand that it’s more important to keep themselves healthy for the next traveling plans. It's better to postpone and reschedule your traveling plan than risking yourself amidst this pandemic.
Find out 4 reasons below by scrolling down this page. We hope it will make your heart lighter!
You might get infected
Yes, this virus is not a joke. If you’re not careful, the coronavirus may enter your body and attack your immune system. It ain’t cool to get sick while you’re in your travel destination, right?
What are you going to show to your followers on Instagram? That you’re resting on a hospital bed? Also, you’d probably heard about this, although the symptoms are similar, COVID-19 is not the same with the usual flu or fever. Hear this here.
You might also mistaken it as pneumonia. All in all, you don’t want to get near to this illness while the doctors and nurses around the world are overwhelmed by the patients of COVID-19.
That's why we highly recommend you reconsider your trip plan especially if you are 65 years or older. Also for those who have a higher risk to be infected by the virus, such as having chronic lung disease, a serious heart condition, etc.
You might get someone infected
Do you still want to go just because you’re young, healthy, and don’t have any history of illness that might make you more vulnerable to the virus? No, we still recommend you to just reschedule your trip and stay at home, seriously.
Although your body feels just fine and energetic, it's still possible that you might have been infected. It is just you don't show any symptoms –because your immune is doing good.
But know this! You still have the chance to be a virus carrier and infect other people who have a weak immune system. And then, you will increase their risk to be severely infected by the virus.
If you really have to go because the trip is important, please do the right virus-prevention measures. The measures are such to keep a distance (minimum 3 feet or 1 meter) with other people, avoid crowds, wash hands with soap, and avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
You won’t be able to maximize your trip
People are being cautious with the spread of the virus right now. Public places are taking some precautions and preventive measures, events are canceled, and many other changes because of COVID-19.
If your trip is a typical holiday– just a getaway from routines, you might want to check if the places you want to visit are still open. Even if it’s still open, how about the restaurants nearby? How about the facilities offered by the place?
You can’t go without thinking that the situation will go normal, because it isn’t. It might be a less crowded right now, but it’s because people don’t want to risk their health by exposing themselves to the virus, and you shouldn’t too.
Wait a little longer until the situation is better (not by your judgment but by trusted institutions such as WHO or your government). Public places will reopen and you can maximize your trip when the virus is gone.
In other words, your money will be well spent for a satisfying holiday if you reschedule your trip. Isn't it better than spending your money, only to find out that the tourist destinations are closed due to this coronavirus?
The situation is uncertain right now
Not only the government, but communities in some places are also taking preventive measures to stop the virus from entering their areas. Closed roads, closed public places, travel bans, etc.
It wouldn’t be funny if you’re trapped in your trip destination because the local government or community decided to have a local travel restriction. Of course, you might be able to get out, but it would be such a hassle and you might need help from your embassy.
Keep in mind that your embassy might also be busy taking care of other people who are staying in the country where you travel to. So, reconsider your trip again! There will be another time to make your dream trip comes true. It's better to reschedule your trip before it's late!