Traveling these days requires more planning than it used to because of all the restrictions and guidelines you need to follow. And as things start easing up, you’ll want to start preparing all your pandemic essentials. Whether you choose to fly, go on a cruise, or drive to your destination, don’t compromise your trip by forgetting to bring the following items.
If you’re a frequent traveler, it’s worth investing in a high-quality carry-on to store all your belongings. You want something robust yet light for easy transportation. More than the aesthetic, it should be capable of enduring mishandling and be spacious enough for other essentials.
Even if you are fully vaccinated, it’s still recommended to continue wearing face masks, especially indoors and in crowded spaces. These days you can buy face masks that match your outfits, so you still look your best when traveling. Be sure to pack extras to swap them out when needed.
To make the trip more bearable, you can bring accessories like a face mask holder and attachable chain. It will come in handy when you need to remove your masks, and they’re a stylish add-on.
Hygiene and Sanitation Kit
It’s best to bring travel-sized toiletries and hand sanitizer as it’s less bulky and will cause no trouble during boarding. Place them in a wash bag or reusable silicon pouch so that they’re secure and don’t spill over your belongings. You’ll also want to bring disinfecting spray and wipes just in case.
Bring your own water bottle and reusable utensils to reduce your plastic waste and avoid having to ask for disposables. They’re easy to pack and are convenient to have on hand when eating out.
Long-haul flights, several layovers, and irritable passengers are the least of your concerns when traveling during the pandemic. In addition, always carry extra cash, common medication, your travel documents, and your vaccination card, if you have one.