Quarantines and Travel advisories During The Summer Months
Travel is the travel of humans between various different geographical locations. Travel can be performed by foot, bike, car, plane, train, bus, boat or any other mode of transportation and is one way of getting around or among destinations. The different forms of transport are usually dependent on where the travel is to occur. They may be in a plane, train or boat, or they may be driving to a destination. The various modes of transportation can accommodate several types of travelers and there are certain boundaries or lines that separate the different types of travelers.
Traveling has long been necessary for all kinds of individuals. There are many travel routes, like the Silk Roads, the Great Wall of China and routes through Africa and Arabia. These routes were used by traders for commercial purposes and also to bring across people who could not otherwise get over the great barrier of Asia or Europe. While trade was important, travel during this time was equally as important and this became especially true in the case of travelling from places of Europe or Asia to the faraway places of Africa and Arabia.
Travel within Europe and Asia was a great way to get out of the long term slow travel conditions that often afflicted travelers back then. This allowed them to visit places like Vienna, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Macau and any other part of Europe and Asia. Travel to these areas was not easy back then because of the language barriers, the transportation difficulties and the cultures that were vastly different from each other. This form of long term slow travel is still visible in places like Spain, Portugal and Greece today.
However, all of this changed when the European Common Market was introduced and eastward expansion of Europe began. This brought with it better transportation methods, more available land, the collapse of the Iron Curtain and the opening up of China as a trading partner. From here on out, travel between Europe and Asia became easier and more frequent. Thereby, traveling between the old markets of Europe and Asia became a more viable option and a far more desirable one at that.
The most notable thing that the travel advisory service did to help travelers travel in Asia and Europe was that they banned the use of iodine or triphala. Iodine is used to treat a number of diseases and was used by both the Chinese and the Indians for treating their own infections. This ingredient is also used by doctors to treat children who suffer from severe birth defects. In addition to this, there were no long term health restrictions on travelers from this time forward. The travel advisory stated that anyone traveling to India from the United States could eat whatever they wanted as long as they had not acquired the disease from an infected person.
Today, there are no strict guidelines when it comes to traveling to Asia or Europe. You can go wherever you want, do whatever you want and get whatever medical treatment you need. While the travel advisory was a helpful piece of information, it was also overkill. I guess all things considered, it helped lessen the number of travelers trying to avoid quarantine. If you plan on traveling, make sure you have a full understanding of your destination’s health requirements before leaving for your trip and read up on the current recommendations from your doctor.