Travel advice for Swiss travelers: If you have to self-isolate, make sure you don’t get bored indoors
You’ve left Switzerland and now find yourself on a leisure or business trip overseas. When you arrive in a foriegn country such as the United Kingdom, you have to go directly to the place where you’re staying and not leave until 10 days have passed. This is called self-isolating. Self-isolation means not leaving your place because you have or might have COVID-19. It’s about protecting others and slowing down the spread of the novel coronavirus. It has been proven that self-isolating is the best way to contain the deadly virus.
Staying indoors can be difficult , challenging even, but it’s necessary to avoid infecting other people, whether friends, loved ones, or acquaintances. In spite of the COVID-19 vaccination, the virus continues to spread at an alarming rate. There are mental health risks associated with loneliness, such as anxiety, depression, and cognitive decline. For this reason, it’s recommended to use your phone, along with your other devices, to keep in touch and avoid complete isolation.
You can use technology to ease feelings of loneliness and boredom. How? Keep on reading to find out.
Set up a group on WhatsApp and don’t lose touch
The World Wide Web offers an important means to stay connected with those who matter. You can socialize, hold parties, and even cook together – remotely, of course. If you have a smartphone, the most useful thing to do is to create a WhatsApp group. You can share anything from videos to PDFs at any given time. You can make a video call to everyone in the group. The call costs the same no matter where you are in the world. It uses end-to-end encryption, which means that your conversations remain private. You don’t have to worry about prying eyes.
In case you didn’t already know, you can use WhatsApp on your PC by accessing the web service. All you have to do is to go to the website and scan the QR code. Open the app on your phone and scan the barcode using the device’s camera. The only drawback to using WhatsApp is that you can’t contact numbers that aren’t in your contact list. Maybe so, but you have the opportunity to have fun conversations in an easy way. You can get closer to the people you care about when you can’t be physically near them, which is no little thing.
Plop on your couch and watch SRF
You might not be able to spend quality time with your best friends, but you can sit back and relax. There’s no better time than now to stream the things that you’ve been meaning to stream – games, TV shows, and videos. If you already miss your culture, language, and customs, watch SRF. Watching Swiss TV abroad can be difficult due to the geo-restrictions of the online platform; more exactly, the content can’t be accessed outside of Switzerland. Well, there is a neat solution. You can unblock and watch SRF live with the help of a VPN. You can watch news, sports, documentaries, movies, politics, and so on....