Despite the pandemic continuing to affect many parts of our daily lives, life goes on even if it’s different than it used to be. Students are back on campus in many areas, and that means many may be wondering how to go home for weekends or breaks safely.
We’ve compiled a brief list of suggestions on how to travel to and from school safely, even during COVID-19. These tips apply whether you’re traveling now or plan to be in the future as schools determine how to navigate the coming months.
Read on for our specific tips!
Streamline Your Travel Plans
One key factor in traveling safe during COVID-19 is to plan well and streamline your travel plans. This means try to avoid spending too much time in crowded areas and plan to move in and out of crowded areas quickly. This may mean trying to book a non-stop flight instead of having a layover, or opting to travel through less populated areas instead of major cities.
You can also streamline your travel plans by planning ahead and knowing exactly where you’re going to stop. Do some research ahead of time if you’re driving to or from school to know which rest areas are following social distancing guidelines closely and which ones may not be.
Travel and Pack Smart
If you have to travel or desire to during the COVID-19 crisis, travel and pack smart. Packing smart means bringing everything you need to help you avoid potential exposure. If you have to stay in a hotel, disinfecting wipes will help you clean common surfaces in the hotel just in case housekeeping missed one or two.
You can also pack your own sheets and pillowcases to avoid using items in common with others who stayed in the hotel before you. Bringing snacks and bottled water may also help you skip a few stops along your drive that will help reduce your interaction with others and maintain social distance.
Take Recommended Precautions
And of course, take the common and recommended safety precautions. This includes wearing a mask when you can’t safely social distance at least six feet from other people. Avoid crowded areas and eat outside when possible.
You will also want to make sure you’re washing your hands before you eat and frequently throughout the day. Avoid touching your face and be sure to disinfect common surfaces frequently, too.
Rent with Savannah Car Rentals
If you’re planning to drive to or from your school for weekends, break, or at the end of the semester, rent with Savannah Car Rentals. We’re taking all necessary and recommended precautions to disinfect our vehicles and office spaces. We also follow local masking policies and guidelines.
We offer a 10% student discount on our fleet of low mileage, late model Nissans of all sizes and models. Book with us and rent from our Savannah, Hinesville, or Statesboro locations. It’s possible to travel safely during the pandemic, and we can help!