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JPTG.-- The corona virus outbreak has caused many travelers have difficulty carrying out activities traveling or vacation to Indonesia. The policy of tourists and foreigners who are entering Indonesia is quiet very tight. (Read: The Latest Indonesian Government Policy on Entry Restrictions).
Everyone can be hesitate or even afraid to do. Meanwhile, the social needs and self-actualization are unbearable. Then, are there the ways and tips for healthy and safe vacation during “new normal” in Indonesia?
Healthy and safe vacation “new normal” activities when you are in Indonesia can be tricked by doing some tips on new habit patterns which has accordance with health protocols.
If you are disciplined in carrying out health protocols, understand the policies applies in a region or country regarding restrictions and take the right methods and tips, you can carry out healthy and safe vacation activities in this new normal.
Herewith the following …,
5 Tips for Healthy and Safe Vacation in Indonesia During New Normal
1# Make Proper Plan Before Vacation
Planning was very important in a vacation especially during pandemic. Don't just walk around.
Determine advanced what activities or types of trip will be carried out (such as itinerary), the destination city, how long it will take, and the right hotel or lodging reservation.
Seriously, without proper planning your vacation time will only be modest and risk during pandemic.
2# Do Health Protocol Disciplines and Follow Local’s Policy
Adhere to strict personal and family health protocols for your safety and comfort while on vacation. Isn't prevention better than cure? But taken easy. You can apply some of new habit patterns and health protocol disciplines before travel as below :
1. Make sure your body fit and fresh. Don’t force vacation if your body’s not comfortable.
(Also Read : Stuck at Home or in a Tourism Spot? One of These 9 Simple Exercises Keep Your Body Fit and Fresh)
2. Always using a mask, keep your distance and wash your hands frequently while in public places on vacation.
3. Bring your personal hygiene kit in one place to make practically (such as vitamins, personal medicine, hand sanitizers, wet and dry tissues, liquid soap, and disinfectant spray)
4. Bring personal equipment (cutlery, towels, shoes, and drinking bottles)
5. Reservation & Check-in online if you staying overnight or visiting tourist attractions
6. Avoid crowd destinations and places
7. As much as possible make non-cash transactions (debit cards and credit cards)
In addition, comply with the Ministry of Tourism's health protocol policies related to Tourism and the Creative Economy that have been compiled by the Indonesian government as a guide for travelers, the community and the tourism business sector to keep moving with strict health protocol requirements.
3# Consider Travel Insurance
As the result of the Covid-19 pandemic, many people are starting to think seriously about travel insurance. Even if a vaccine is found and injected into everyone, there may still be concerns about its effectiveness and follow-up phase.
All travelers certainly want to be safe during the trip. But they don't know where to start and what insurance might cover if something happen or wether suitable for their type of trip.
This is where the duty of travel insurance companies and their agents to honestly provide good education about travel insurance products that are safe and suitable for travelers and on the other hand, travelers must be careful and wise in choosing products and criticize which insurance companies are good and suitable for their trip of type.
The indicators can be as followed:
- What is covered during the trip,
- What products are suitable for solo / duo traveler types, families with several children or small groups,
- Price of insurance products which is according to the budget,
- Reputation of the insurance company
- Service representative office or insurance company branch at the destination,
- Extra services such as 24 hours of good customer service, and provision of mobile applications (current applications are very necessary and can help a traveler at any time if a problem occurs during the trip).
In other words, travelers can minimize losses due to risks that may occur while traveling amidst the uncertain situation or territorial restrictions that can occur domestically and abroad during and after the pandemic.
Money.com has conducted and you can read on a number of their travel insurance research on "Best Travel Insurance 2020" which may be useful as the consider for travelers to choose which travel insurance company fit to their needs.
4# Take Road Trip and Outdoor Activities
Road Trip is actually a trip by private vehicle while enjoying natural atmosphere. Choose this method. You can get your difficult destination corners and have opportunity to get to know more about your specific destination. The comfort, safety and health factors are guaranteed. You can do solo traveling on a motorbike or with your family in the car while enjoying the trip.
It is better not to use public transportation to cut the spread of virus while on vacation and its advisable to rent a vehicle if you have enough budget. You can have more privacy during your vacation.
For holiday activities, choose one that accommodates distancing and more outdoor activities. You can do padding, outdoor yoga, canoeing, camping, hiking or nature cycling.
Staycation or do the short three to five day vacation in a place not too far from your city or country is the best done in “new normal”.
“An exciting vacation without staying in a city not far from where you live can actually be done without compromising the quality of your own vacation. However, you must have the right plan and a good itinerary ”.
The tips are adjusting your hobbies and interests with activities that will be carried out at your destination and don't be in a hurry. Flexible in time and do it smoothly.
If you like cycling, fishing, drink coffee in pine forest, trekking in nature, or just taking a walk enjoying the beach sand and picking fruits on plantation, immediately adjust it to the destination or city that has these activities.
Arrange an itinerary in a day or two (with hours of activity) regarding your activities while on vacation. Follow that schedule of activity hours on the itinerary and you definitely won't believe that you can do a lot of healthy vacation activities in such a short time.
Are you sure you already know all the tourist attractions or exotic and beautiful places in the city nearby from where you live? There must be some places that you have never been.
So, do a staycation by means of a road trip coupled with outdoor activities while remaining disciplined in implementing health protocols. You can be sure you can have a comfortable, healthy and safe vacation.
Suggestion & Conclusion:
Suggestion : Enjoy and Rest Enough
You must get enough quality of rest and fun atmosphere during holidays. Don’t be too busy with unnecessary business and keep pay attention to your sleeping hours. Enjoy the atmosphere and don't forget your favorite music, hobbies or other pleasures.
If you get enough rest and comfortable mood during holidays, it will ultimately increase your body's immunity to fight virus. So its undeniable that your body, mind and soul will be refreshed.
NB: Keep wearing a mask, keep your distance and wash your hands frequently! 🙂
The essence of vacation is to recharge your tired time due to work routines or due to boredom factors and then turn it into a healthy, fresh and ready to return back your soul and body.
Even during the pandemic, healthy and safe vacation activities can still be done. However by planning in advance properly and adhering to strict health protocol disciplines.
Hopefully these tips can be useful and have a happy vacation, travelers! 🙂
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