New Normal Top 10 Travel Essentials Buddies
New normal made our life different. Staying at home during the quarantine period makes us realize that health is wealth. It hinders us from interacting with other people closely. After a few months, some areas in the country lift the quarantine already, and travelers alow to explore the beautiful spot in their place.
Start planning your trips ahead of time. It’s super cheap in booking flights now, but be extra careful. Consider the place you want to visit if there are several active COVID-19 cases. But before being excited to travel, we must prepare things that we need to carry or wear not only to be comfortable in our journey but also to stay safe from the virus.
Here’s are some of the top 10 travel essentials you must carry on your next trip.
Put on your comfy face mask.
The face mask is a must. It is one of the mandatory travel essentials that are a normal part of being around other people. It also one of the measures to suppress transmission and save lives. Face masks have unique designs and must be comfortable to breathe. Don’t forget to cover your nose, chin, and mouth. Clean your hands before wearing, and after you take it off, and after you touch it at any time. Dispose of used face masks properly by using plastic bags and don’t use masks with valves. It is one way to respect others wherever you go.
Wear Face Shields
Buy extra protection so you can feel safe when going outside. Wear a face shield to protect yourself. It’s a norm around the world that is also now mandatory to wear in public places. It minimizes the risk of transmission of the virus.
Take a hand sanitizer in your bag.
You must carry alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Sanitize more often wherever you go. You never know who or where the virus is.
Dress in long sleeves & long pants
It is better to wear long sleeves and long pants, especially when riding public transportation. Wear socks and shoes as well—extra cautious to avoid the virus.
Bring a disinfectant spray and anti-bacterial wipes.
Anti-bacterial wipes can wipe out common allergen germs on many surfaces.
If you plan to travel using a public utility vehicle, you may need to wipe your seat, especially the head and armrest using disinfectant wipes.
Take your own cutlery.
Sharing of food or drinks prohibited at this time. The spreading of the virus is not contained. The unseen virus can transmit through close contact with others. So, bring your own cutlery consists of a spoon, fork, chopstick, and knives.
Carry vitamins and tumblers
Don’t forget to bring your own tumbler and vitamin C. Vitamins are needed to boost your immune system by living a healthy life.
Personal prayer items
You can pray anytime and anywhere. Bringing prayer items like the rosary can help you worship even without visiting churches or cathedral. If you still prefer to go, just keep a safe distance between others.
Wear Rubber/ Latex Gloves
Regularly handwashing is important in this time of pandemic to keep yourself away from the virus. You can wear rubber or latex gloves to be extra careful, especially if you work for a service or hospitality industry. Ensure you directly wash your hands after removing the gloves, don’t re-use the disposable gloves, and dispose of the contaminated gloves properly.
Rapid/ PCR test Schedule
Going to other places has protocols in requiring either a rapid or PCR test with a negative result. To ensure that no one will spread the virus, travelers will enjoy their trip without fear of getting sick.
Bring essential items when you go out! You need to be vigilant. Many airlines, hotel partners, and tourist attractions also provide some travel essentials on this list and make sure to be safe. Most travelers maybe go on trips just close to their home because of the fear of the virus. Like a staycation or long drive, which doesn’t require flying, social distancing measures should still be followed.
We need to take care of the people around us and ourselves. Travel still won’t be exactly the same as it used to. The government made sure to implement health and hygiene protocols in all places, You just need to respect and follow. Stay safe, everyone.