As the countries reopen, the tourism sector started booming. Most of the countries resort to the tourism sector for the economic rebound. In the last one-year entire businesses have collapsed disrupting the services and supply chains. Today, as the world has started to reopen either partially or fully, with or without quarantine restrictions there are many tourists who are eager to experience a relaxing and fun-filled holiday. Just as the saying is ‘when the going gets tough the tough gets going’ it is crucial to adapt to the new situation and learn how to deal with it while drawing benefits in any situation whatsoever. Find below the quarantine guide presenting tips to survive during the isolation.
Plan the holiday: An exciting holiday will clear all the blues of recent times. A break is essential to look forward to a better future to refresh you from the emotional burdens. Since the virus transmission continues research before heading out to your favorite destination. In Hong Kong there are designated hotels that allow the tourists to quarantine themselves before starting the travel journal. Research for good hotels to understand all the amenities. Get good deals and strike a balance between comfort, money and facilities. Don’t forget to check the reviews on the food, ambiance and the internet connectivity; these will simplify your decision-making process. Additional services like laundry, cleaning supplies, appliances, food, or food delivery policies, work out equipment etc.
What to pack for quarantine:
While you are travelling, packing takes an enormous time to decide on the clothing, footwear, camera, bags etc. Now that the times have changed and quarantine is the first step in the travel directory, you need to pack things that will help while you are isolated. Pack necessary items that are meant for practical usage on a daily basis. Pack quality headphones, laptop, workout needs like yoga mats. Simple cooking equipment which is lightweight. Snacking is crucial for everyone as quarantine will give you ample time to binge on movies, read books and maybe stay up late at night. The hotels won’t offer a housekeeping facility so make sure you have cleaning supplies including a disinfectant or all-purpose spay and clothes line.
Pack comforting items: Since you are not going out for a minimum of 7-14 days pack comfortable clothes, you will get exclusive time for yourself, so pack things that can pamper you and make you feel happy like cuddly toys, skincare and hair care products, also remember any supplements you need like vitamin D as you will lack sunlight.
Entertainment options: If you are on a family vacation you need to get entertainment stuff for kids. You might get them coloring worksheets, paints, crosswords and may be a 1000-piece puzzle to keep them engaged. Children are facing a hard time these days as they miss friends, the time they need to laugh, play in the sun and study is seized due to the deadly virus attack. Look for simple play pens, tents, board games etc.
Things to remember:
Satiate taste buds: Pamper yourself with wholesome nutritious food that boosts immunity and offers high energy. Also snack on some food trends that have emerged during the pandemic like dalgona coffee, cloud bread, hollow chocolate balls filled with marshmallows and hot cocoa mix called hot chocolate bombs. Yet, the all-time stress-relievers are the classic banana bread and meatloaf, feta cheese sandwiches etc. so enjoy peaceful time indulging in your favorite food.
Stay fit: At home fitness equipment surged in demand during the pandemic. Choose budget friendly fitness equipment that suits your needs and space, like yoga mats, retro styled rope skipping, and also get grooving with a Zumba workout. A fitness regime will keep the body and mind strong and active.
Focus on mental health: Impact of Covid-19 on mental health is elevated. Being mindful of the circumstances, a stress- free routine, minimum screen time, more interaction with friends and family through video calls, proper mind and body care regime etc will help to evade mental health complications.
Keep the negativity at bay and believe that the secluded time that you have in hand is an opportunity to de-stress, unwind and relax. Remember the loud, noisy, long hours of driving to work and getting stuck in the traffic, the tormenting deadlines and enormous list of things to do. So utilize the time to the maximum and make the most of it by adding these few things to your routine.