13/03/20203 min read

How To Stay Healthy On The Plane Amid Coronavirus

The new coronavirus or covid-19 outbreak has changed air travel completely.

From airlines cutting on domestic flights and eliminating onboard facilities to employers putting restrictions on personal and business travel

Although, there are still some people who choose to abstain travel while the global health crisis looms with uncertainty.

Here’s what you need to know about staying healthy if you board a plane. 

Understand the risks before you travel 

Before booking your flight, make sure you are aware of the status of the coronavirus outbreak in your designated location.

Look up on the news and the constant updated here and be updated on a daily basis. 

It is best to practice social distancing. Meaning, avoid public transportation, ride-share services, crowded places if possible. 

Ensure to also

Maintaining Good Hygiene 

50 years ago we would think that in 2020 there would be flying cars. But, in reality, we are teaching people on how to wash their hands.

The reason why everyone is talking about washing their hands:

It is one of the best ways to protect yourself from spreading diseases.

There’s no vaccine or medicine to prevent contracting Covid-19 at the moment.

However, most health officials have advised that washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Especially after going to the bathroom, before eating and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing could help. 

In between hand-washing, do your best to avoid touching your T-zone, the area of your face with mucous membranes. 

If you do not have access to soap and water, try to find an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

To wear a mask or not?

You will see plenty of people in the airport wearing face masks, but this practice isn’t recommended by health experts.

Facemasks should be worn by people who show the symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread to others.

The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers.

If you would feel much more comfortable wearing a mask, then do it.
Is it bad? No.
But will it completely protect you? Also No. 

Instead, boosting up your own immune system by getting good sleep, practising stress control, eating vitamin C in the form of food like oranges and your greens and to be diligent about washing your hands frequently with water and antibacterial soap for at least 20 seconds.

Window Seat or does it not matter?

Some medical professionals recommend reserving a window seat on a plane to avoid catching and illness in-flight, noting that aisle seats have more access to potentially-sick passengers. If you are flying domestically, try reserving the window seat and not get up until you have arrived.