Covid travel home at end of holiday?
I worry about everything, but can control this by having plans to deal with anything that arises. However, I can’t see a practical solution to the following possible covid holiday situation:
I’m going on a cruise in 3 weeks’ time. Have insurance so no problem if covid were to develop while on ship – isolate in cabin. Problem is if I’m still covid infectious, not badly ill but still displaying symptoms when ship returns to port. Port is 200 miles from my home and I will be returning by bus or train.
I have to leave ship:
Can’t travel home by public transport, not even sure how I would make the short journey from the ship to town.
Don’t think I can book into hotel if I have covid, so I have no accommodation
Don’t know anyone in port town to stay with
Family who might be able to make journey to pick me up and drive home will either be away on holiday themselves, or haven’t had covid and I wouldn’t risk spreading it.
So I have no accommodation and no way of travelling home – what do I do?
Did you know there's an MSE app?
It's free & available on iOS & AndroidMSE App
Regifting: good idea or not?
Add your two cents to the discussionMSE Forum
Energy Price Guarantee calculator
How much you'll likely pay from AprilMSE Tools
Entering other countries may be different but most want proof of vaccine.
If you think you might be contagious then wear a mask out of courtesy to others.
Morally I would quibble at the possibility of spreading what is a very easily transmissible new version of covid round 40 others on a bus
However, it does seem that using public transport would be the only solution. Just hope I never have to do it.
The bus driver behind the perspex glass won’t be concerned about checking your symptoms in the brief 15 seconds when he asks you to pay your fare.
I know of 2 friends whose adult offsprings were abroad and phoned home at the end of their holidays saying they felt ill. Parents just advised them to get on a plane and get home, suggesting too much partying was probably the cause, but “for goodness sake don’t test until home”.
Which is why the polite thing is to wear a mask to protect the other passengers. Doesn't matter if its cold, flu, covid-19 or a throat infection, the mask will reduce the chance of your cough passing germs to others.
The bus driver won't care if a passenger is coughing, but you can reduce the chance of spreading germs by wearing a mask.
It would be considerate to wear a face mask if you had symptoms.
Many hotels would be willing to accept a booking , but if you advised them that you had Covid might ask that you stay in your room rather than eating their restaurant.