Being housebound for months due to coronavirus pandemic has made a lot of people excited about traveling again. People would want to travel not just because they want to see other things aside from what’s on their gadget screens. But, people thirsts for the ability to be out and about once again. Seeing the other side of the world and experiencing their food and culture does more than just keep one’s sanity intact. It makes people happy amid this pandemic afflicted world. However, traveling these days can be risky. It exposes you to the dangers of coronavirus. So, if you’re among the many people who are looking to travel soon, make sure you bring with you the following for your safety:
Bring several face masks.
This COVID stricken world has made it compulsory for people to wear masks when being around other people in public places, private offices, or public establishments. You need to have a disposable collection of face masks to ensure you will not run out of supply during your trip. Face masks serve as your protection against any contagious diseases such as coronavirus. A loose-fitting face mask will protect you from droplets when other people cough, sneeze, or talk. Face masks will also help filter those large particles of droplets that are in the air and reduce the possibility of airborne transmission of the disease.
Do not forget your pillow.
Traveling would mean you will be staying in a hotel or in any other accommodations you prefer. Using the pillows that these establishments provide may bring about lots of convenience on your part. However, in these pandemic times, it is no longer safe to stick to the same old practice. Bring your pillow to ensure that you are using a clean one and that nobody else has touched it. Remember that it is always better to be safe than sorry.
Pack your disinfectant wipes.
Gone are those days when people immediately sat in a public place as soon as they found a seat. Today, you have to disinfect first before sitting. Wipe the armrests and all the other parts of the seat before finally sitting down. You also need to do the same on tables or doorknobs. These disinfectant wipes should also be used to disinfect your hands soon after being in contact with any surfaces during your trip. See to it that you purchase wipes that have at least 70 percent alcohol solution.
Make sure that you are aware of the airline company’s safety measures against coronavirus before booking for a flight. Airline companies that do not have strict rules and regulations regarding social distancing, disinfecting, and protecting their passengers and airline staff from the dangers of the disease should be avoided. Find out if the airline company strictly cleans everything as soon as passengers leave or before they even go onboard the plane. Check if their counters, restaurants, and desks have Plexiglass shields. These precautionary measures will somehow help you feel at ease about making transactions with people you do not know during your trip.