A Responsible Traveler’s Guide to The New World We Live In
If you’re like us, your pandemic has left you dreaming of your next big escape. While many Americans are finally on their way to being fully vaccinated soon, we are itching to plan our next big trip and get out in our world again. But traveling in a world post-Covid-19 means new questions about how we can travel safely and responsibly to the destinations we visit.
The Italian National Tourism Agency (ENIT) has been hard at work getting Italy ready to welcome back travelers, including those from the LGBTQ+ community, and has released a few new guidelines to #TravelResponsibly so we can all keep on traveling tomorrow. They see tourism as a coming good, and know that we need to protect our right to travel. But in order to keep travel and tourism alive, we all need to play our part.
Here are the recommended precautions:
- Maintain physical distancing.
- Avoid large gatherings.
- Avoid hugs, kisses, and handshakes.
- Disinfect your hands before entering public spaces.
- Wash your hands frequently.
- Wear a face mask in public places.
There’s a new contact tracing app, Immuni, that you can use from the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Technological Innovation that will help limit the spread of Covid-19. It’s recommended that all international travelers visiting Italy download and use the app while in their stay.
As LGBTQ+ people, we put community first. So it only makes sense that when we are ready to pack our bags and travel to Italy’s rich cultural landmarks, storied history, and dynamic cities, we’ll consider the impact we have on the local community. Join us in taking the steps to protect yourself, protect others, and protect the tourism industry we love so much. Travel responsibly.