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Coronavirus Travel Advisory to and from the United Kingdom


Coronavirus Travel Advisory to and from the United Kingdom

As the world is under the grips of a Pandemic of Coronavirus (COVID – 19). We would like to inform all the travellers to and from the United Kingdom to be extra cautious and do only necessary travels only. We know that we have people who have booked their travels to London. But we want all our customers and also people who are travelling to any country to be cautious. Specially airports, Any public gathering to be avoided.?

Symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Symptoms of Coronavirus may appear in 2 to 14 days after the exposure to the virus. Following are the identified symptoms of Coronavirus. If you have been to China since Jan 2020, please do consult your nearby doctor for screening and health checkup.?

  1. Fever
  2. Cough
  3. Shortness of Breath
  4. Headache
  5. Sore Throat
  6. Impaired liver and kidney function
  7. Pneumonia
Sympotoms of Coronavirus and how it spreads
Symptoms of Coronavirus and how it spreads

Precautions to reduce the risk of Coronavirus Infections

Following are some of the ways you can reduce the risk of Coronavirus infection:

  1. Clean hands with germ free soap and water or alcohol based hand rub/sanitiser
  2. Cover nose and mouth with tissues or inside of below when coughing or sneezing
  3. Avoid close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms
  4. Thoroughly cook meat and eggs
  5. Avoid unprotected contact with live wild or famines animals.
How to reduce risk of coronavirus
How to reduce risk of coronavirus

Travel Advisory to the United Kingdom

Should I cancel or postpone my London Travel?

If you have travelled to China in the past few months, it’s recommended to get a health checkup done, before travelling to any other country. It’s recommended that you travel only if it’s very much a requirement like business travel. If you have booked your London tour, check with your travel agent if you should travel or postpone the travel. Make sure to avoid any contact with people who are sick at the airport.

mask usage coronavirus
Mask usage increased due to Coronavirus

What is the risk of getting Coronavirus COVID-19 on an Airplane?

Because of how air circulates and is filtered on aeroplanes, most viruses and other germs do not spread easily on aeroplanes. Although the risk of infection on an aeroplane is low, travellers should try to avoid contact with sick passengers and wash their hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitiser that contains 60%-95% alcohol.

What happens if there is a sick passenger on a flight?

If you see anyone sick around you, inform the air hostess, and stewards to take necessary action and seat the sick person in isolation. Give your contact information to the airline staff. Once you land at any of the United Kingdom Airports example Heathrow airport, you and the sick passenger will be quarantined at Holiday Inn and will be kept in isolation and appropriately treated.

What if recently travelled to an area affected by Coronavirus COVID-19 and got Sick?

If you were in a country with a COVID-19 outbreak and feel sick with fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, within 14 days after you left, you should

  • Seek medical advice – Call ahead before you go to a doctor’s office or emergency room. Tell them about your recent travel and your symptoms.
  • Avoid contact with others.
  • Not travel on public transportation while sick.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing.
  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds to avoid spreading the virus to others.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water immediately after coughing, sneezing or blowing your nose.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, you can use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser that contains 60%? or 95% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

Please be responsible for your own health and make sure to take all necessary precautions while travelling to London anywhere. Coronavirus has turned into a pandemic, it’s our duty to take care of our health, maintain social distancing, and wear masks in all public areas.

Miss you london

This might sound a bit too emotional of a grief. But it’s a fact that I miss London a lot. I have special memories going back 5 years when I celebrated my Christmas and New Year with my friends. I Miss you London and it’s a fact, knowing that this city is one of the best cities to live in the world. The magic of Christmas is truly reflected in TV ads, the shopping craze, the hustling and bustling of people, running for last-minute deals, holiday atmosphere in retail outlets as well as offices. I remember very well I did loads of unnecessary shopping and surely spent a bit more than what I was willing to spend. Well at the end of the day, it’s the time of the year when people do love spending and buying gifts for their loved ones.

Attractions and places I miss in London

For instance, Hyde Park is an awesome hangout place for friends and family alike. You have rides for kids, nice warm mulled wines, yum nuts and crackers, cinnamon coffee and Christmas gifts all around this Winter Wonderland. The biggest attraction which I miss very much is ice skating, I love fooling around and skating on ice. Ice skating brings all age group people together to enjoy the time skating. For some, it’s just another day, but people who have understood the magic of Christmas will know that London has this charismatic feel when it comes to Christmas which cannot be compared to anything else in the world. The whole of central London is shining and alive with Lights and people all around and shopping like anything. The traditional lighting of Oxford Street, Regent Street, and Piccadilly Circus is truly a sign of good times and celebrations. Christmas in London is like a melting pot of British culture.

Memory Lane

I studied in regents business school and I used to travel from east London i.e. from White Chapel Road road 3 times a week to Baker street. I remember very well I used to take the route number 205 bus and it used to take me through the city road, showing me from St.Pancras Renaissance Hotel to the British Library and Great Portland Street. Sometimes I used to take the train when I was getting late for classes. I used to avoid the trains as the trains were expensive as I was living with a limited budget in London. So, if you are living with a limited budget I suggest you take the busses more and make sure you plan your travel properly because roads do get jammed on peak hours like any other metro city in the world. The best part of travelling around London was, that the trains and buses are well connected and you have an organised travel system in London. Having an oyster card is a great boon for people who are regular travellers like people who go to offices, study etc. I had the student oyster, I used to get 30% off on the normal ticket value of the trips. The trip cost from one zone to another differs depending on the traffic, crowd, and importance. For example, zone 1 tickets will be the most expensive ones for travellers from Zone 2 to Zone 3. I thoroughly enjoyed my time in London, and it was indeed a great city to live in. I liked travelling around Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Trafalgar Square, Oxford Street, and Convent Garden. If I ever go to London again, I am sure I will go to these places again. Have so many fond memories of these places. Also, I love shopping in London.

If you have any fond memories of London, don’t hesitate to share/comment on this post. 🙂