Tips for Road Trips During The COVID-19 Pandemic

The best way to protect yourself against Covid-19 is to stay at home. But after over a month of quarantine, people want to get out of their houses. Businesses are once again operating in the country, and life is beginning to return to normal. Since traveling via air is a bit complicated this year, people opt for a good, old-fashioned road trip. Find the cheapest rent a car and hit the open road with these tips in mind:

 

Research your destination

It would be smart to select places with low rates of local transmission. Check your local government health site to give you a clear view of Covid-19 cases by the Emirate. You should also check the requirements needed for tourists at your desired destination. Do they require a medical certificate? Are restaurants allowed to accept dine ins? Are there economy car rental shops nearby? Do you have to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival?

 

Pack to protect yourself

Sanitation supplies are essential now more than ever. It’s essential to bring masks and face shields for every person in the car, alcohol, and sanitizer that will last for the whole trip, a box of disposable gloves, and disinfectant wipes or towelettes. Pack your snacks and drinks to minimize the need to go into rest stops. If you have to use the public restroom, use a toilet bowl liner. And, make sure to practice proper handwashing.

 

Use gloves at the gas station

The gas pump is considered a high-touch surface. It’s best to start the road trip at a full tank to minimize the need for gas stops. If you need to re-fuel at a self-service station, wear disposable gloves to create a barrier between your hand and the pump. You can also use a paper towel or disinfecting wipes if you do not have disposable gloves. Make sure to remove the gloves before entering your car and apply ample amounts of alcohol or sanitizer.

 

Travel with your household

It can be tempting to travel with friends you haven’t seen in a long time or far-flung relatives, but health experts do not recommend it. It’s best to go only with the people you live with for now. The more people you’re exposed to, the more you increase your risk of acquiring Covid-19. That’s just a fact.

 

Call ahead for hotels and car rental

Ask your hotel and car rental provider about their safety protocols on Covid-19. In doing so, you can get a sense of how strict they are in ensuring their customers’ safety. Do they disinfect the room or car every after use? Are they using proper sanitation tools and techniques? Make reservations ahead of time to limit your exposure to shared spaces such as the front desk or waiting area.

 

For a hassle-free renting experience this pandemic, choose EuroStar Car Hire Dubai! You can book a reservation online, and you can select where you want the vehicle to be picked up and dropped off. We offer a comprehensive range of vehicles, from luxurious models to the most economical. Call us today at 600 587004 or 600 587005.