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Where to Travel During COVID and Tips to Stay Healthy!

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Sep 2, 2021

Feeling a bit stir crazy? 

With all of the COVID-19 stay-at-home orders and travel bans instated since March 2020, you’re certainly not alone. And as travel starts to open back up, you’re likely itching to get back out there and travel again.

Here’s what you’ll learn in this article:

  • Tips for staying healthy and following travel restrictions during COVID-19
  • The best places to travel during COVID
  • Key COVID vocabulary in other languages to help you stay healthy on your trip

The most important thing when it comes to travel is staying safe and healthy. Here are tips to do just that.

Stay safe when traveling during COVID

Tips for Staying Healthy & Following Travel Restrictions during COVID-19

Currently, the CDC recommends that you are fully vaccinated before you travel, especially internationally. If you are not fully vaccinated, here are the CDC recommendations (though these are good to keep in mind even if you are vaccinated):

1 Take the required COVID tests

Depending on where you’re traveling to or from, you may need to take a COVID test prior to departure or upon your return. Make sure you follow these guidelines so that you don’t experience any travel delays or complications.

2 Wear a mask

While traveling on planes, buses, trains, or other forms of public transportation, be sure to wear a mask that covers both your nose and mouth. It’s also often either recommended or required when you’re in an enclosed space.

3 Self-monitor and if necessary, self-isolate.

During and after your travels, be sure to self-monitor yourself for any symptoms. If you suspect you’re developing symptoms, be sure to self-isolate.

4 Wash your hands often

Keep your hands clean and away from your face. Wash your hands often and/or use hand sanitizer. The CDC recommendation is to use sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

5 Avoid crowds

When traveling, and as a general rule of thumb, avoid crowds and aim to stay 6 feet/2 meters away from anyone who is not a part of your group or traveling party. 

6 Learn the words you need to discuss health and safety measures in the language spoken in your travel destination

With Drops, you can learn how to discuss things like social distancing, hand sanitizer and other important health vocabulary in another language to stay safe while you’re abroad. 

7 Consider getting travel insurance

Given the constant changes and regulations being put into place, you may want to consider getting travel insurance. That way, if you have to make a last-minute cancellation or change your itinerary, you can do so without losing money on flights, cruises, train tickets, or pre-paid lodgings.

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Best Places to Travel During COVID

Do you find yourself asking “Where can I travel during COVID?” If you find yourself wondering where to travel during COVID, the CDC keeps an updated map of countries based on their risk level assessment. 

At the time of writing, countries and regions with a low risk include:

  • Australia
  • China
  • Grenada
  • Hong Kong SAR
  • Hungary
  • New Zealand
  • Poland
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Taiwan

Countries and regions with the highest, or Level-4 risk, include:

  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • France
  • Greece
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Portugal
  • United Kingdom

Key COVID Vocabulary in Other Languages to Help You Stay Healthy on Your Trip

Now that you know how to stay healthy on your travels and where the best places to go are during COVID, let’s learn a few important words in other languages to help you navigate your travel during COVID. 

Where to travel during COVID

How to Say “Face Mask” in Different Languages

  • How to say “face mask” in French: le masque de protection
  • How to say “face mask” in Spanish: la mascarilla
  • How to say “face mask” in German: die Gesichtsmaske
  • How to say “face mask” in Italian: la mascherina
  • How to say “face mask” in Russian: маска для лица (maska dlia litsa)
  • How to say “face mask” in Portuguese: máscara
  • How to say “face mask” in Chinese: 口罩 (kǒu zhào)
  • How to say “face mask” in Japanese: マスク (masuku)
  • How to say “face mask” in Korean: 마스크 (maseukeu)
  • How to say “face mask” in Hungarian: arcmaszk
  • How to say “face mask” in Danish: ansigtsmaske
  • How to say “face mask” in Swedish: ett munskydd
  • How to say “face mask” in Norwegian: munnbind
  • How to say “face mask” in Esperanto: vizaĝmasko
  • How to say “face mask” in Vietnamese: khẩu trang
  • How to say “face mask” in Turkish: yüz maskesi
  • How to say “face mask” in Tagalog: face mask
  • How to say “face mask” in Indonesian: masker wajah
  • How to say “face mask” in Dutch: het mondkapje
  • How to say “face mask” in Icelandic: andlitsgríma
  • How to say “face mask” in Thai: หน้ากาก (hnaa kaak)
  • How to say “face mask” in Polish: maseczka na twarz
  • How to say “face mask” in Greek: η μάσκα προσώπου (i maska prosopou)
  • How to say “face mask” in Finnish: kasvosuoja
  • How to say “face mask” in Estonian: näomask
  • How to say “face mask” in Croatian: maska za lice
  • How to say “face mask” in Serbian: маска за лице (maska za lice)
  • How to say “face mask” in Bosnian: maska za lice
  • How to say “face mask” in Swahili: kitamvua cha uso
  • How to say “face mask” in Igbo: ìbojú-bomú
  • How to say “face mask” in Yoruba: mkpu ihu

How to Say “Social Distancing” in Different Languages

  • How to say “social distancing” in French: la distanciation sociale
  • How to say “social distancing” in Spanish: el distanciamiento social
  • How to say “social distancing” in German: die soziale Distanzierung
  • How to say “social distancing” in Italian: il distanziamento sociale
  • How to say “social distancing” in Russian: социальное дистанцирование (sotsialnoe distantsirovanie)
  • How to say “social distancing” in Portuguese: distanciamento social
  • How to say “social distancing” in Chinese: 保持社交距离 (bǎo chí shè jiāo jù lí
  • How to say “social distancing” in Japanese: ソーシャルディスタンス (sosharu disutansu)
  • How to say “social distancing” in Korean: 사회적 거리두기 (sahoejeong georidugi)
  • How to say “social distancing” in Hungarian: társadalmi távolságtartás
  • How to say “social distancing” in Danish: social afstand
  • How to say “social distancing” in Swedish: en social distansering
  • How to say “social distancing” in Norwegian: sosial distansering
  • How to say “social distancing” in Esperanto: socia distancado
  • How to say “social distancing” in Vietnamese: giãn cách xã hội
  • How to say “social distancing” in Turkish: sosyal izolasyon
  • How to say “social distancing” in Tagalog: social distancing
  • How to say “social distancing” in Indonesian: menjaga jarak
  • How to say “social distancing” in Dutch: de sociale onthouding
  • How to say “social distancing” in Icelandic: félagsleg fjarlægð
  • How to say “social distancing” in Thai: ระยะห่างทางสังคม (ra ya haang thaang sang khom)
  • How to say “social distancing” in Polish: dystans społeczny
  • How to say “social distancing” in Greek: η κοινωνική αποστασιοποίηση (i kinoniki apostasiopiisi)
  • How to say “social distancing” in Finnish: sosiaalisen kanssakäymisen välttäminen
  • How to say “social distancing” in Estonian: suhtlemisdistantsi hoidmine
  • How to say “social distancing” in Croatian: socijalno distanciranje
  • How to say “social distancing” in Swahili: umbali kati yako na mtu mwengine
  • How to say “social distancing” in Igbo: fífààyèsílẹ̀ larin ara ẹni
  • How to say “social distancing” in Yoruba: nnọpụga

How to Say “Hand Sanitizer” in Different Languages

  • How to say “hand sanitizer” in French: le désinfectant pour les mains
  • How to say “hand sanitizer” in Spanish: el desinfectante de manos
  • How to say “hand sanitizer” in German: das Handdesinfektionsmittel
  • How to say “hand sanitizer” in Italian: il gel disinfettante
  • How to say “hand sanitizer” in Russian: антисептик для рук (antiseptik dlia ruk)
  • How to say “hand sanitizer” in Portuguese: álcool em gel
  • How to say “hand sanitizer” in Chinese: 免洗殺菌洗手液 (miǎn xǐ shā jūn xí shǒu yè)
  • How to say “hand sanitizer” in Japanese: 手指消毒剤 (てゆびしょうどくざい, teyubishodokuzai)
  • How to say “hand sanitizer” in Korean: 손 소독제 (son sodokje)
  • How to say “hand sanitizer” in Hungarian: kézfertőtlenítő
  • How to say “hand sanitizer” in Danish: håndsprit
  • How to say “hand sanitizer” in Swedish: en handsprit
  • How to say “hand sanitizer” in Norwegian: hånddesinfeksjonsmiddel
  • How to say “hand sanitizer” in Esperanto: manpurigilo
  • How to say “hand sanitizer” in Vietnamese: nước rửa tay khô
  • How to say “hand sanitizer” in Turkish: el dezenfektanı
  • How to say “hand sanitizer” in Tagalog: hand sanitizer
  • How to say “hand sanitizer” in Indonesian: hand sanitizer
  • How to say “hand sanitizer” in Dutch: de desinfecterende handgel
  • How to say “hand sanitizer” in Icelandic: handspritt
  • How to say “hand sanitizer” in Thai: น้ำยาล้างมือ (naam yaa laang mue)
  • How to say “hand sanitizer” in Polish: środek do dezynfekcji rąk
  • How to say “hand sanitizer” in Greek: το αντισηπτικό χεριών (to antisiptiko herion)
  • How to say “hand sanitizer” in Finnish: käsien desinfiointiaine
  • How to say “hand sanitizer” in Estonian: käte desinfitseerimisvahend
  • How to say “hand sanitizer” in Croatian: antiseptik za ruke
  • How to say “hand sanitizer” in Igbo: apakòkòrò àrùn lọ́wọ́
  • How to say “hand sanitizer” in Yoruba: ogbunje keaka

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