With some of the borders inside of the EU reopened, I’m starting to see a little bit of tourism on the rise again. Nothing like 6 months ago, but something is starting to stir up. And when things start to stir up it’s time for me to throw some sweet tips your way. Today I’m going to tell you what you need to know before getting on a train in Italy, during COVID-19.
First things first, you might have found a pretty little flight from wherever you are to Italy, that’s tres cheap, and you’re thinking “well I quarantined, done a test, and feel safe enough to fly”. Good on you come on over and enjoy the nice weather, but what if you want to go around, see something other than the city you land in, and want to go by train. That’s where this post comes in handy.
Never forget your mask while traveling
When you get on the train you need to wear your protective mask, for your safety and those around you. No “buts” no “sheeple” no “I’m free to do what I want” BS. You wear your mask on the train or you don’t get on the train. Very simple.
Bring some hand sanitizer
Even though you’ll find hand sanitizer everywhere you go, literally. Bring your own, cause you never know if the train dispenser finishes before the end of the journey.
Always leave an empty seat, in front of and next to you
This might be a little annoying if you’re traveling in a group, but to try and have a decent capacity on the train, and a safe environment for the passengers, the seating arrangements are a bit weird. Don’t worry though cause you’ll see a sign on all of the seats where you can’t sit down, like the one above. Also, but not sure about this, you can’t stand up, even though I think that’s a bit odd.
Finally, enjoy this new experience of travel. It’s pretty much the same as before, but with more legroom.