Travelling Abroad With Unvaccinated Kids? Here’s What You Need To Know

Travelling With Unvaccinated Kids
by Suchismita Pal
by Suchismita Pal 411

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.

Also Read: India Sets New Rules For International Travellers; Self-Declaration On Air Subidha Portal Mandatory For All Passengers

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

Travelling With Unvaccinated Kids

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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.

Also Read: 7 Mistakes Every Parent Must Avoid When Travelling With Kids

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

Travelling With Unvaccinated Kids

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Also Read: Omicron Restrictions: Here Are The Different Guidelines Set By Different Countries

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 .

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