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The Eastern Caribbean island of Dominica is now opened to all foreign visitors

The country, known as the “Nature Island” for its abundant natural beauty, has announced a streamlined process for all travelers.

What it means is that all tourists and Dominican nationals must obtain a negative COVID-19 PCR test result recorded within 24 to 72 hours of arriving in Dominica.

Fear of flying is one of the biggest things that holds people back from seeing the world. Fun fact: Researchers estimate that about 25% of people experience some sort of anxiety when it comes to air travel, while 10% have an actual phobia of flying. The good news? You don’t have to let these fears prevent you from pursuing your desire to study abroad or to travel the world

Ready to take on the world? Check out these tips for conquering your fear of flying because nothing should stand between you and travelling the world this year especially to the Motherland .

  • Don’t hide the fear

Many adults feel self-conscious about their fears of boarding an aircraft. This leads to them trying to pretend that everything is okay, but it often makes things worse.

For fearful flyers, it’s usually better to have a support system that understands your fears. You don’t want to go through a whole flight scared and alone. Tell your flight attendant as you’re boarding, and you will likely have an easier flight because you know the crew will be on your side.

  • Remember that turbulence is just a bump in the road

Don’t spiral toward fear if you feel a little turbulence during your flight. It’s completely normal for your plane to hit a rough spot, just like your car on bumpy roads.

Simply let your body move with the rhythm of the aircraft, and try not to fight it, as this may make you feel more powerless and afraid.

  • Keep in mind that your fears are valid

Being afraid of airplanes is very common, and that’s because it is a valid fear.

Many people are nervous about boarding a large metal machine that travels at high speeds through the sky, so don’t feel embarrassed about your fears.

You’ll find that it’s a lot easier to overcome this fear once you have accepted that you need help.

If you are someone who suffers from flight anxiety, these six tips may help you to overcome your fears so you can start traveling around the world without fear of flying.

  •  Booking the seats on the wing

If the idea of turbulence terrifies you, grab a seat on the wing on the plane. It’s said to be the most stable part of the plane and you’ll feel the turbulence a lot less than in the back.

  • Tune In

Listen to music. It will help filter out the plane noises you may find anxiety-producing. You can also try noise cancelling headphones for the moments all devices are to be turned off.

  • Remember you’re not alone.

Flying fears are common. You’re not crazy, you’re not a coward, you’re not a lesser traveler, and you’re not stupid. You are awesome. Keep traveling, and keep kicking flight anxiety’s butt.

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  • Keep distracted

To force yourself to not think about gory details of the possibility of flights failing, keep yourself distracted with puzzles, apps on your phone, or by talking to your flight neighbors.

You’ll find that it’s a lot easier to keep yourself from panic attacks when you’re playing candy crush or learning more about a stranger’s life. If you let your seat partner know ahead of time that you’re afraid of flying, they may even go out of their way to try to distract you during some of the more scary parts of airplane travel.

 

Once you’ve taken the steps you need to feel comfortable getting on a plane, Skyscanner can help you find the cheapest flights , hotels and car hire.

What tips would you add to the list? Share in the comments!