Travelers VS Covid-19
“When life gives you holiday, make a trip out of it” is the mantra for many people who love to travel.
Amidst the Covid-19 a situation has arrived where people have holidays but are supposed to be at home, interact less with people, work from home, socialize less and travel less. The situation has brought a drastic change in the lifestyle of people putting them into an upside down lifestyle. People are utilizing this isolation time for family, to learn new skills and enhance their hobbies. But, there is a part of people still wandering outside in different places of the world, having that urge to travel within. There are summer vacations but there are no summer trips with children.
As it is said, no matter what, life goes on. And so do travel plans. There are people sitting at home surfing the internet, forming WhatsApp groups and making plans to execute once the Covid- 19 ends. The monsoon is coming and nature lovers are hoping that the situation falls under control so that they can enjoy the rain, trek to places, enjoy in the waterfalls and stream, and admire the monsoon’s beauty of nature. So, where there is everyone waiting for things to get to normal, the more enthusiastic are the travelers.
After the situation turns fine, as we all hope, we will find three type of people when asked about travel plans. The precaution takers, the people belonging to this category will not opt for immediate travel as they will be a bit unsure about the situation getting relapsed and them getting infected as they might come across people already having infection. This category of people will let a year pass and plan to travel until assured of no infection. The second category of people will include the selective travelers, this category of people will make a detail study of the situation and then travel to selective places or one day trips to nearby places with homemade food and water to avoid interaction with the outside world. The third category of people will be include travel freaks, no matter what they travel. These are the one making plans in the lockdown to travel as soon the rules ease up for travelling. The first thing this category of people will opt for, is, to travel to places, which were already in their list before the pandemic but were left unexecuted or to their nearby favorite places. The people belonging to this category will have a greater influence towards booming the tourism industry again.
Despite, the enthusiasm there will be situations where the people in different parts of the country will not be more welcoming to the outsiders, especially from the foreign countries and might choose to not operate immediately. The precautions like small crowd, use of sanitizers and mask might be an additional to one’s travel baggage for a year after the situation gets under control. Also, one might choose to travel through personnel vehicles than through public transport. The government playing a major role in decision making may not permit abroad travel plan until the worldwide situation gets under control and might come ahead with several norms for travelling within the country.