Posted on Mar 4th, 2020 by Heena Ganotra, Last updated Aug 18th, 2022, Leave a Comment
As Coronavirus wrecks havoc in different parts of the world, travelers are facing dilemmas related to their existing travel plans. If you are someone who is planning to fly from USA to India during this time, do not worry at all because India has been kept relatively unscathed as the number of reported Coronavirus cases are negligible here. Furthermore, American and Indian airports are taking strict measures to screen the passengers from affected regions to ensure complete safety for their passengers.
Tourism Minister Prahlad Patel said, “We know the whole world is worried about Coronavirus but India is still secure and safe and we are maintaining vigil on all international airports.” The relative safety of the country lies in its weather which acts as a protective shield against the virus, says KK Aggarwal, president of the Health Care Foundation of India.
No matter the risk of being affected with this deadly illness is quite low during your flight, however, it is always advisable to take some precautions while flying. Here are a few tips that can help you to be safe during your flight:
The safest seat during the flu season is the window seat as you will have less contact with the potentially affected passengers. However, choosing an aisle seat would increase the risk of getting in contact with more number of people.
It is advisable to use wipes to disinfect hard surfaces such as tray tables, armrest, and seatbelt buckles. This practice can help to prevent the spreading of germs, thereby ensuring complete safety during your flight.
Practicing good hand hygiene is the best way to reduce exposure to this infection. Using alcohol-based hand sanitizers can be quite beneficial in this respect.
Instead of using in-flight blankets or pillows, we would recommend you to bring your own stuff to reduce the chances of any kind of infection.
Since India is a relatively safe country, there is absolutely no need to worry before taking a flight to this country. Also, there are some airlines that provide cheap air tickets during this time, allowing you to add your flight savings.
So, take a sigh of relief and travel stress-free from USA to India!
A writer by both passion and profession, Heena Ganotra is "half agony, half hope" but all heart. And oh, she has been a book lover from the start! Her love for books is what convinced her to make a career in the wonderful world of words. She loves what she does and is out-and-out a satisfied soul with a wish to spread happiness like herpes. Insight- Some say she is living the best life anyone could because she reads, writes, travels, and makes merry. They’re right because what else does one really need! :)