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5 Travel Essentials to Protect Yourself Against COVID-19

Since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak, travelling around the world has taken a drastic change and will never be the same again.

Even though some countries have started opening up their borders and welcoming international visitors, we, as travellers, should do our part to abide by the new rules implemented and take precautionary measures to ensure that we are travelling safely.

If you still have to travel for work and are unsure of what to pack during this difficult time, we’ve come up with a guide on the 5 travel essentials to protect yourself against COVID-19.

#1 - Face Mask
Putting on a face mask might not be compulsory in some countries, but even if you feel well, wearing a face mask helps protect yourself from the virus. Make sure you’re wearing the face mask properly, such that it covers your nose and mouth. Remember to bring along a couple more spares in your bag.

#2 - Hand Sanitiser
Although washing your hands with soap is the best precautionary measure, it is not possible to do this all the time when you’re on the road and out and about, since a sink and running water will not be readily available. Hence, carrying a hand sanitiser in your bag is a great alternative. Remember to sanitise your hands after touching any surface.
#3 - Disinfectant or Alcohol Wipes and Tissues
It is crucial to keep the surfaces around you clean to ensure the safety of your health, so it’s good to bring along disinfectant wipes and tissues. Alcohol wipes, on the other hand, is ideal for cleaning your phones since you might touch your phone as much as you touch your face.

#4 - Medicine Bag & Thermometer
You never know what will happen and it is always better to be safe. We recommend that you pack your medicines and immunity boosters beforehand. These medicines will definitely come in handy, especially if you fall sick while travelling to a country where you do not speak the language. Furthermore, monitoring temperature is important during this period and having a travel thermometer will help you keep tabs on your temperature.
#5 - Travel Insurance
Travelling can be very costly if you are not covered by insurance that could not only help you if you decide to cancel your travel plans or if you contract the virus. It’s better to spend that extra tens of dollars on travel insurance to protect yourself.
The pandemic has redefined how we travel. Let’s follow established protocols and new ones that may arise to help minimise exposure to the virus.

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