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As we further navigate through the current pandemic, we should always remember to prioritize our health and safety. Here are some tips we should follow when traveling.

Check the travel restrictions and comply with all local regulations.

Before planning any trip, it is important to be aware of the current restrictions and regulations for both national and local. Bear in mind that regulations may differ from each LGU so knowing the current regulations and taking note of the necessary documents needed is a must to avoid any problems. The last thing you’d want is to travel far and end up being denied entry and sent back. 

Get the necessary tests 3-5 days before your trip and stay home and self-quarantine for 7 days before and after travel.

Depending on the current local/national regulations, you may be required to get a swab test before traveling and present a negative result as part of the documentary requirements before entry. Call the LGU of your destination to find out what test is required. If possible, try to self-quarantine before and after your trip.

Always wear a face mask and face shield when you travel and in public places.

Always wear your face mask and shield when you travel, especially when you are in public. Most places will not allow you to enter if you are not wearing your face masks and shields.

Observe proper social distancing.

Always practice two meters social distancing when you are in public and around others who are not your immediate travel companions.

Keep your personal hygiene your number one priority.

Wash your hands often with soap and water whenever possible to reduce the number of germs on your hands. If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer with at least 70% alcohol to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. Avoid touching your face.

If you have any symptoms of COVID-19 or think you may have been exposed, do not travel.

If you have been exposed to or have any symptoms before traveling, do not travel. You might be asymptomatic and put your companions as well as other people at risk.

If you feel any symptoms while you are at your destination, isolate yourself and immediately inform the resort/hotel admin so they can take the proper safety protocols and inform the proper authorities for further assistance.

Most common symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Dry cough
  • Tiredness

Less common symptoms:

  • Aches and pains
  • Sore throat
  • Diarrhea
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Headache
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • A rash on the skin, or discoloration of fingers or toes

Serious symptoms:

  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Chest pain or pressure
  • Loss of speech or movement

Carry on Travel Essentials:

  • Face mask
  • Hand Sanitizer with at least 70% alcohol
  • Face shield
  • Tissue (wet and dry)
  • Valid ID and documents (as needed)
  • Power Bank
  • Med Kit

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