BANDUNG, unpas.ac.id – After two years of being restricted, this year the government finally allowed people to go home and celebrate Eid al-Fitr in their hometowns.
Because it is still in a pandemic situation, the government has set a series of conditions for going home that must be adhered to.
In addition to complying with the requirements, here are tips for a healthy and safe mudik a la Vice Dean III of the Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Pasundan dr. Trias Nugrahadi, Sp.KN(K), especially for people who use public transportation:
- Complete the Covid-19 Vaccination
Completing vaccination of Covid-19 becomes the requirement of doing the 2022 mudik. Travelers are required to complete booster vaccine or second-dose vaccine. They are urged to do the PCR test if they only had their first dose of vaccines, while those who did the second-dose of vaccine should do the antigen test.
“It is better for travellers to do that [vaccination] long before the day they travel home, to avoid side effect after being vaccinated,” he said at the Podcast of Unpas Talk: Ramadhan Special, on Friday, 15 April 2022.
- Apply Health Protocol
Even though we have been vaccinated, we still have to apply the applicable health protocols. Use masks according to standards, keep the distance, avoid crowds, wash hands regularly, bring hand sanitizer, and other provisions that are useful for preventing the transmission of Covid-19 during homecoming trips.
- Check the Health Condition
Travellers should make sure their body condition health and strong to do the trip. If they are not in good condition, they should check themselves to the doctor immediately.
“If they keep doing it, while their body is not fit, it will affect the body and interfere the trips. Consume nutritious food regularly to improve our immune during the trip,” he said.
- Have Proper Rest before Going to the Trip
A long trip, especially those who takes more than a day, will certainly be exhausting. Therefore, make sure you have proper rest before going to the trip.
“Reduce strenuous and tiring activities, at least one day before going home so that the body stays fit,” he said.
- Bring and Prepare Safety/Health Kit
Do not forget to bring and prepare the safety/health kit, such as personal medicine and safety kit to anticipate our body condition during the trip.
“Prepare your personal medicines or general medicines: for fever, headache, nausea, and others,” he concluded. (Reta)*