COVID-19 has become a global pandemic. Well, a larger percentage of the countries have experienced a negative impact more so economically due to the pandemic. Global health organizations are encouraging social distancing as a way of mitigating the spread of the virus.
Did you know you can still travel using a cab during this pandemic period? You will only need to have some knowledge of how to keep safe while enjoying your ride. At the epilogue of this article, you will have fathomed some ways of keeping safe while booking a taxi.
Without any further ado, let’s get sailing. Don’t be left behind.
Plan your journey ahead
If you want to travel in a taxi during this pandemic, it’s advisable to plan your journey some days before. This is mainly because routes vary, and this may even affect social distancing. If you are going to a town with many people, you should ensure you don’t have too much contact with them while walking. Also, ensure you wear your mask while on your journey.
Sharing a taxi
If you want to travel in a taxi, you should inform the driver that you don’t want to share the ride with anyone else. If it is a must you share a ride, kindly ensure you are not more than two passengers in the vehicle.
While in the car you should open the windows for ventilation purposes. Keep a safe social distance from the driver.
Airport Taxi and Holidays
If you are booking a taxi for a trip to the airport then you should be sure to check the latest government advice on the country you are travelling to. Some countries require self isolation on return – in this instance you should avoid booking a taxi for your journey home and instead consider taking a car and using the airports car park.
Ensure the driver is flexible with pick-up and stays up to date with the ever changing guidelines on travelling to other parts of the world. It might be a good idea to give the taxi hire company your flight number so they can ensure your flight is not delayed or cancelled.
Ensure the driver has taken safety precautions
Even before you board a cab, always ensure the driver has worn a face mask. This is key in ensuring you don’t get into contact with the driver’s coughing drops. Besides that, when you enter the cab, sanitize your hands immediately. This will help in the killing of active micro-organisms that may have accumulated in your hand.
It would be best if you still looked at the general condition of the cab before you board. Ensure the car is clean. A dirty cab may have attracted germs, which in turn may lead to the virus. You should ensure that you don’t touch door surfaces since germs may have accumulated in such a place. In short, avoid been touchy while in the cab.
These are some tips to consider while travelling using a cab during this pandemic. Stay safe during the pandemic and stay alert to the latest government advice.