ALTHOUGH most of individuals have adjusted to the brand new regular for a while now and the supply of Covid-19 vaccines makes this season safer to journey than the earlier two years, many are nonetheless going through the challenges of navigating varied journey threats.
Together with coronavirus, the specter of seasonal viruses, together with influenza and respiratory syncytial virus stay.
Perennial security and safety dangers together with excessive climate occasions and felony actions resembling scams, pickpocketing and stolen passports might additionally affect private security.
These touring in the course of the vacation interval ought to rigorously take into account the dangers, particularly when in crowded locations, and take preventive actions to mitigate these points.
“This 12 months, individuals can have a good time the festivities safely, offered they use obtainable assets together with Covid-19 and flu vaccines, checks, keep away from being round others when feeling unwell and proceed to observe good hygiene. It’s tough to foretell what’s going to occur with Covid-19, however superior planning will help us defend ourselves and one another over the vacations,” Worldwide SOS medical director Katherine O’Reilly commented.
Within the Philippines, native crime stays a main menace with charges of petty crime and hazards anticipated to extend in the course of the holidays.
“It’s crucial not solely to take care of one’s well being but in addition the non-public security and safety as properly,” Worldwide SOS Philippines safety supervisor Robert Villamor mentioned.
High journey security suggestions that organizations can encourage for the festive season embrace being ready, be Covid-safe, preserve versatile itineraries, good timing, be crowd-safe and eat, drink and be jolly knowledgeable.