International travel is gradually resuming now with several countries opening up their borders. Having said that, COVID-19 isn’t gone yet and getting vaccinated before travelling is of prime importance. But then, children in most countries are not eligible for vaccination yet. The question arises here, is it safe to take them along on an international journey? While experts say that most children are unlikely to develop severe symptoms if they contract the virus, precautions are always necessary. If you too are planning to travel abroad with unvaccinated children, here are a few things you need to keep in mind:
1. Educating Children On Hygiene
Instil good practices into your children like proper hand hygiene, wearing of face masks, washroom habits, wiping of surfaces before sitting and avoiding crowded areas. Precautions can necessary to prevent them from catching the virus.
2. Keeping An Insurance Ready
If the child catches the virus while on the journey, insurance should be kept ready to cover the necessary costs. In case of any symptoms, consult an expert at the soonest. Here’s How To Choose The Best Travel Insurance Amid Omicron Scare
3. Knowing The Health System Of The Destination Country
Do a research on the medical system of the destination country so that you can take the right steps without delays and hassles in case of an infection.
4. Carrying A Rapid Antigen Test Kit
Keep a rapid antigen test kit handy to test your children in case of symptoms. Using Self-Use COVID-19 Testing Kit During Your Travels? Here’s Everything You Need To Know
5. Booking Private Properties
If you have to book properties in the destination country, choose locations and stays that are away from the crowd. Airbnbs, private apartments and similar accommodations can be good options. On that note, here are 8 Tips For Parents Travelling With Kid Amid The Pandemic .