As the necropolitics of Sars-CoV-2 continues, there are a few nations that have knocked the virus down and written an inspiring story of survival while also dragging life back to the ‘old normal’. Lockdowns are being lifted in these corners, travelling restrictions are easing up, and we (after all these months of staying cooped up inside our homes) are all thinking about stepping out to travel. We all needed this much-coveted spring break but putting your guard down ain’t yet recommended.
So pack your COVID travel safety kit up smartly with the help of our guide on 6 essential things to carry while traveling during COVID-19 and break the chain of COVID transmission today.
6 Essential Things to Carry while Travelling
Your air travel safety kit is incomplete without face masks. They are unarguably the most important safety guards to keep the deadly virus at bay all the time. All you got to do is wear them through your flight while also practicing social distancing and you will beat the virus down. As simple as that!
There are various types of face masks available in the market. You can pick any as long as they offer protection from the virus. In fact, you can make your own face mask at home as well.
Obvious, as these may sound, hand sanitizers are must-haves for COVID travel today. Since it is not possible to find a place to wash your hands regularly while travelling, these portable bottles are a respite. A few drops of these alcohol-based hand sanitizers can kill 99.9% of germs.
And, in fact, in view of the ongoing pandemic, airlines have also allowed passengers to carry up to 350 ml of these life-saving hand sanitizers in their carry-on luggage. Almost all leading airports in the world including the busiest Dubai International Airport (DXB) have placed hand sanitizers at their premises to help passengers have hand hygiene within reach.
It is kind of impossible to avoid touching any surface; especially when you are travelling. You can touch an infected surface unknowingly and pass the virus to other parts of the body before sanitizing your hands. So better cover your hands with a pair of hand gloves. They are not mandatory but offer extra protection for your hands for sure.
There is a trick to removing these gloves though. You got to take off it with one hand, reach for the inside part of the other glove, and remove it inside out. Easy! Isn’t it?
Just like your hands, the items you carry and all the surfaces you have to touch can carry the deadly virus. All you have to do is disinfect this stuff and, then, you can touch them all if you really have to. On a plane, you can disinfect your seat, the armrest, and any other stuff your co-passenger is carrying.
A lot of leading airlines have already stopped serving meals to passengers on short routes. Besides, you can’t always check on the quality and safety of the food outside. So It is always a great idea to carry your own homemade food or snacks wherever you go.
First Aid Kit
If you somehow develop any sign of Coronavirus infection (i.e. fever, sore throat, etc.) while travelling, you can easily track your medical condition using a thermometer and oximeter that is readily available in your first aid kit. This way you will be able to prevent the spread of the pandemic further.
So this is it! If you really have to fly during these times, don’t forget to carry these essentials to keep yourself safe and corona at bay.