11. April 2021

How to travel safely this summer

Spring is here and many of us want to finally make travel plans and discover new places. Unfortunately, the corona pandemic is not over yet. If you want to travel, you should therefore always keep in mind current protective measures and hygiene recommendations. This means that protective masks and disinfectants should definitely be in your luggage. And above all, it means that you should act in solidarity and consideration towards everyone else's safety and health. This also includes; if you feel sick, contact your doctor instead of getting on a train, plane or bus!

What else is there to consider for safe travel? We have collected a few more useful links and tips for planning your trip in summer 2021.

Stay informed about the latest regulations and protection measures

Travel restrictions and various protective measures are changing so quickly that you should always be up to date concerning your travel destination. The European Union has created an interactive platform where you can find all the information you need to plan trips in Europe with a view to your and the health of all of us. The information on 'Re-Open EU' is updated frequently and is available in 24 languages.

The German Federal Foreign Office also offers up-to-date information for all travelers on its website. Find out more about your travel destination as well as current travel bans, entry controls or necessary health checks.

At the Federal Center for Health Education you can find answers to common questions about the Covid-19 pandemic.

Find new adventures on your doorstep

A completely foreign country, a different language, street signs that you cannot even read - of course, traveling far away is exciting, but do not forget that there are for sure many great places nearby that you have not yet discovered. And there are also workcamps in Germany, for example, that are looking forward to your support. We had to cancel many camps that were planned for this summer or postpone them to the coming year. But fortunately, with some projects it is possible to implement hygiene regulations. In these cases, the groups will usually be somewhat smaller than originally planned and there will be health briefings for all participants at the start of the respective project. All workcamps in Germany currently looking for volunteers can be found here.

Get to know the world from home

Many of us can or would like to travel as little as possible at the moment - be it because of our own health restrictions or out of solidarity with others. But even if you choose not to travel this summer and stay at home instead, you can get involved internationally and meet volunteers from all over the world. Together with various work camp organizations worldwide, we have put together useful tasks that international volunteers can do together online. In these virtual camps there are various smaller work projects that you can join. All you need is a working internet connection, some time and motivation. Read more about virtual camps here.

Need to know more? Adam will be happy to answer any questions you may have about individual projects and to register for workcamps this summer:

Send an email: outgoing@ibg-workcamps.org
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