You may have come across many methods that can help prevent Covid. Earlier, we told you the importance of wearing an N95 mask, followed by the role of weight loss in preventing COVID-19.
Today, we’re back with another tip that may help you reduce your risk of contracting the virus during your flight. This tip is especially useful for those who love to travel.
On a serious note: First, a pandemic is not the time for leisure travel, especially when Covid cases continue to rise at the speed of light. But for those who have to travel for work or any other emergency, here is a tip for you.
So, which seat should you choose on the flight? According to studies, Choosing a window seat on an airplane can help you reduce your risk of contracting Covid-19 and the flu. Several studies have shed light on how this concept works.
according to from the inside Report, choosing a window seat may help because those sitting on the aisle seat are more likely to communicate with other passengers. Sitting on a window seat takes you more than a meter from the aisle.
Choose a window seat on the plane
Likewise, the flu
It’s also a great tip that can help you prevent illness during flu season. Wearing a mask, using hand sanitizer, and social distancing can help you prevent the flu automatically and while in flight, choosing the right seat can add brownie points.
According to a study, sitting within three feet of a sick traveler, known as the contagious zone, can put you at an 80% risk of getting the flu.
Therefore, a window seat can help maintain that distance. Also, many airlines have now decided to keep the middle seat vacant amid the Covid-19 pandemic. This also helps in maintaining enough distance.
Now other than the great view, you have more reasons to choose a window seat.
Other tips for traveling safely during the COVID-19 pandemic
- Follow all Covid guidelines for your own safety and the safety of others too. Wear a mask, maintain social distancing, use hand sanitizer after touching surfaces, and don’t sneeze or cough without covering your face.
- Do not touch your eyes, nose, or mouth. Touching your face after touching a surface may transfer infected droplets to your body. So, keep those hands off your face.
- Avoid eating and drinking in public places or on the plane unless absolutely necessary.
- If you see someone with flu-like symptoms, keep a sufficient distance.
Since we are in the middle of the third wave, avoid traveling as much as possible. If you are absolutely required to travel, don’t forget to follow the above tips.