Travel Safely - COVID-19
With the outbreak of COVID-19 all over the world, we should pay more attention to our safety. Even when travelling, protect ourselves while protecting other. In this special period, Frenchway is ready to assist travelers, open on regular hours to manage your travel needs.
Please read on for our travel tips, protect yourself and others. Don’t hesitate to contact us by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by phone (New York : +1 212 243 3500, Paris : + 33 1 44 06 08 70)
- Be sure to check up-to-date travel restrictions and guidelines on both your country of origin and your destination. Many countries are implementing strict travel restrictions or travel bans, and new policies are being implemented regularly. The International Air Transport Association also maintains a comprehensive country-by-country list of COVID-19 travel restrictions (access to IATA COVID-19 Travel Regulations).
- You might also want to check the current Risk Assessment for COVID-19 Transmission by the CDC prior booking your flight.
- And if you’re a U.S. Travelers in Europe, you should also check the website of the US Department of State.
- Due to pandemic, most commercial airlines have reduced their routes. In addition, several hotels, restaurants and attractions around the world have been closed to avoid large gathering. The Frenchway Travel team will be here to assist you to book your trip and find the best solutions to your travel needs.
- Especially in the current days, be sure to review the airline policy regarding cancellation and change of ticket before booking your flight. Our agents are also here to help you in that matter.
When you’ll choose to travel, Frenchway Travel will be here to handle your travel needs. In order to protect ourselves and others during the COVID-19 pandemic, here are the CDC‘s recommendations while travelling.
- What is COVID-19? The COVID-19 is a virus that can be deadly and may exist in the human body for a long time. Since there is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19, it is important for us to learn about self-protection. We should first know about the possible symptoms of COVID-19, how it spreads and how to protect yourself and others.
- Possible Symptoms of COVID-19: People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus (Fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea) (See CDC’s website for more information)
- How COVID-19 Spreads: The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person. Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet) or through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks. Some recent studies have suggested the COVID-19 may be spread by people who are not showing symptoms.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry. Don’t forget your bottle of hand sanitizer for your trip.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact: put 6 feet of distance (about 2 arms’ length) between yourself and others.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover. Continue to keep about 6 feet between yourself and others. The cloth face cover is not a substitute for social distancing. Plan to bring several masks/ face-coverings for your flignt.
- Always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the insider of your elbow. Throw used tissues in the trash. Immediately wash your hands.
- Monitor your health daily. Some nations (such as China) would require you start monitoring and reporting your health daily for 2 weeks before your journey to there. Please check the restrictions they implement. Be alert for symptoms. If you are showing symptoms, seek medical care immediately.
Travelers arriving destination or returning home are advised to self-monitor for symptoms for 14 days and follow country’s national protocols by staying home :
- Take your temperature with a thermometer two times a day and monitor for fever, also watch for cough or trouble breathing.
- Stay home and avoid contact with other.
- Do not take public transportation, taxis, or ride-shares.
- Keep your distance from other (about 6 feet or 2 meters)
- Stay home. Avoid contact with others.
- Get tested for COVID-19.
- If you have trouble breathing or are worried about your symptoms, consult a health care provider. Tell them about your recent travel and your symptoms.
- If you need to seek medical care for other reasons than COVID-19, don’t forget to mention your recent travel to your doctor.