With many people choosing to vaccinate against Covid-19, the possibility of safer and healthier travel is closer to reality. However, being vaccinated does not ensure that you will not be affected by the virus, and there are certain health precautions, such as wearing masks, that we still need to take. When it comes to travel, here are five must-haves I think all travelers should have post-covid-19.
No matter how much the airline tries to clean and sanitize an airplane, the short timing between deplaning and reboarding an airplane does not seem guaranteed to sanitize the aircraft thoroughly. Therefore, having your sanitizing wipes and sanitizing your seatbelt, tray table, armrest, and general area, would be a more intelligent and healthier choice.
Post covid, wearing a face mask has become more of a fashion statement in addition to a measure of health safety. When traveling, it is advisable to use disposable masks to change often rather than the pretty fashionable ones you tend to use at home. Stylish face masks are great for use when at home because you can wash them often. When traveling, cleaning your masks is not usually an option, and disposable masks can be a safer, healthier, and economical choice when traveling.
In addition to sanitizer gel, sanitizer spray is also another excellent option for travel. Travelers can use sanitizer spray to disinfect surfaces without coming into direct contact with surfaces. They are now available in travel sizes, and travelers can make homemade solutions to fit travel-sized containers.
Using gloves when disinfecting surfaces is just another precaution to take from coming into contact with infected surfaces. Travelers can use a disposable glove when wiping down their seatbelt, tray table, or armrests, and even when they go to the restroom to sanitize toilet seats or accessing toilet seat covers. Gloves are just another way to minimize your contact with items that might be infected.
Consider the ramifications of pressing the button that everyone else pushes for dispensing soap after using the bathroom but before washing their hands. Having personal travel soap can make for even less avoidable contact. There are now tiny travel packets of soap flakes available that are small enough to carry in your purse.
Travel realities have changed post covid, and travelers now have a few more precautions to consider when traveling to avoid becoming sick. Have you changed the health precautions you now take for travel? Let me know.