Travel safely - 8 simple tips to protect yourself from Corona on the ferry
The coronavirus is still keeping the world in suspense. Many trips, especially tourist trips, have come to a standstill. But if you can't avoid a trip by ferry for work or at least you can on vacation by ferry then we'll give you 8 simple tips on how to get on the Ferry can protect against infection with the coronavirus.
- Stay away
Stay at least 1,5 to 2 meters away from other travelers on the ferry. Of course, you can maintain closer contact with your family. Ideally, you and your family even have the option of spending the trip in your own cabin or in a closed compartment. Social distancing is the modern magic word here. Most ferries are currently on the move with reduced capacity, so you have enough space.
- wash your hands
Wash your hands as often as possible, and most importantly, as thoroughly as possible. All shipping companies have sufficient washrooms on board the ferries so that you can wash your hands anywhere. Be sure to use soap or, even better, an alcohol-based hand sanitiser.
Disinfect yourself during your crossing. All Shipping companiesWe spoke to have enough disinfectant dispensers on board so that you can disinfect your hands directly in most areas of the ship (restaurants, shops, toilets, and more). The ships are now cleaned much more frequently to give you the best possible protection.
- Cough and sneeze etiquette
Cough and sneeze into the crook of your arm. This prevents the virus from spreading and prevents you from spreading viruses to other objects through your hand.
- do not touch anything
Avoid touching your face (eyes, nose, mouth) if possible. Also try to touch the handrails on the ships, for example in the stairwells, or door handles only in an emergency. These are often cleaned and disinfected. There is still the possibility of a transfer.
- Wear mask
Wear a mask on board the ship. This is currently required at all check-ins and in the public areas of the ferries. This is how you protect yourself and all other travelers from possible infection with the coronavirus. The personnel on board also wear a mask for protection.
- stay at home
Stay at home if you feel sick or have symptoms (cough, fever, difficulty breathing) of Covid 19 and contact a doctor. In that case, you probably have that too Possibility to cancel or rebook your ferry.
- Observe information from the health authority
Pay attention to recommendations from your local health authority and the health authority in your travel destination. Here you will often get further support and advice on how to avoid an infection with the coronavirus.
If you consider these eight simple tips for your ferry trip, you will definitely run a much lower risk of contracting the coronavirus on the ferry.
Do you have any further tips on how to avoid infection? Then write us a comment.