How Coronavirus Will Change Travel

While the Coronavirus crisis has negatively affected almost all sectors, the travel industry is one of the worst-hit. At the height of the global health crisis, all governments imposed travel restrictions and other measures that have limited the movement of people across states and international borders. And, that has impacted significant changes in an industry that makes money from the mobility of people. Nevertheless, here’s how coronavirus will change travel. 

Fewer Crowds and Activities at Popular Tourist Destinations 

Common tourist attractions like museums, historical landmarks, parks, beaches, and galleries usually remain packed with huge crowds and activities during the holidays. However, that will no longer be the case as crowded places are considered to bear the highest risks of transmission. The operators will now have to introduce new measures for social distancing such as controlling the number of visitors and activities at each tourist attraction site. 

New Safety Rules for Airlines 

While some airlines have continued to operate during the coronavirus crisis, their capacities have drastically gone down. To ensure the safety of passengers and flight personnel, airlines will implement new measures such as removing some seats from the planes or limiting the number of tickets sold. Even the screening process at the airports will also extend into medical tests to ensure that no infected person gets on board. 

Most Travelers will Shun International Trips for Domestic Travel

Before travelers embark on long-distance trips around the globe, travel experts say many people will start by visiting destinations closer to home. Due to the widespread fear over the coronavirus, a majority of people are concerned that traveling far could put them in danger. As such, they are likely to explore attractions close to home, which can be easily accessible using domestic flights, bus, car, or train. 

Overall, there are many ways through which coronavirus will change travel. Apart from the changes discussed above, traveling abroad could also become a bit expensive due to the reduction in the number of travelers. 

Traveling While Vaping – What You Should Know

In the early 1980s, lighting a cigarette inside a plane was allowed. Non-smokers had to bear with the situation until smoking in an airbus was banned in the late 80s. The arrival of vape pens, therefore, came into an era where indoor smoking ban had eliminated cigarettes from most airports. 

What is a Vape Pen?

Also called an e-cigarette, vape pen is a battery-powered device shaped like a tube and consisting of a cartridge with a heating component that produces vapor from herbs tobacco and marijuana. Using this device ensures that no smoke is produced as there is no combustion taking place. 

If you are a regular vaper, there are some health and policy concerns that you should be aware of if you want to vape while traveling.

Passing through Security

Note that vape pens and mods are viewed as a potential security threat by airport security. To prove that your vaping device is not an explosive, you may be asked to turn it on for inspection. Therefore, make sure that the gadget is charged. Once in the plane, you may need to remove batteries from the vape pen to prevent accidental explosions. Spare batteries need to be stored in a plastic casing to avoid making contact with metallic items in your luggage.

Avoid Vaping in Restricted Areas

Vaping in restrooms and common areas is a forbidden action in most airports. Although use of e-cigarettes is not regulated by federal law in the United States, airports have rules that may ban the act in such places. Vaping, therefore, could have you ejected from the airport. Thus, you can miss your flight for the legal issues that may arise if caught vaping in restricted areas. You should, therefore, use designated areas available in some airports to vape.

Vaping is Illegal on a Plane

No matter how much the craving becomes, don’t be tempted to vape inside the airplane. This is not safe and most airlines don’t allow it. You might be allowed to carry a vape pen but you can’t use it inside the plane.

When it comes to traveling and vaping, research can make all the difference between a pleasant experience and a nightmare. Therefore, conduct extensive research and pay attention to the rules that regulate vaping at the airports and your travel destination to enjoy your trip.