Top 10 Travel Essentials During COVID-19


How to make holiday travel a little safer

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, at the end of the weirdest and toughest year ever.

With the time of turkeys, carols, changing leaves, snow, lights, gratitude, gifts, good food, and good times upon us, the urge to travel and be with family and loved ones is stronger than ever. 

While it’s tough to hear, the best way to spread holiday cheer - at least this year - is to stay home.

In fact, the CDC recently published new guidelines urging Americans to NOT travel during the upcoming holidays. Simply put, travel increases your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19 to both strangers and family. No way around it.

That being said, if you do end up traveling, we’ve rounded up some ideas to keep you a little safer.

While we can’t help you eliminate the risk of catching COVID-19, we can help you minimize it.


#1. Mask up before you pack up!

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: wearing a mask is the most effective way to protect yourself against COVID-19. Most airlines now have regulations and mandates that require you to keep your mask on throughout the entire flight.

Here are some of our favorite options:

Uncharted M2 Face Mask
Uncharted M2 Face Mask
Uncharted M2 Face Mask

Uncharted M2 Face Mask

$36.95
The M2 Mask is unparalleled in its class. It's lightweight and slim design features a full mesh main body construction, resulting in improved airflow and breathability to seamlessly integrate into any users job or adventure. Dominating protection and performance through its 99.9% replaceable Active Carbon Filter. The M2 is your lightweight air filtration mask, ideal for those who stay in motion.
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Uncharted N95 Masks (Box of 20)
Uncharted N95 Masks (Box of 20)
Uncharted N95 Masks (Box of 20)

Uncharted N95 Masks (Box of 20)

$160.00
It’s become increasingly difficult to source quality air masks. The team at Uncharted has worked around the clock to source and procure masks WITH trusted certifications. We’re extremely proud to offer nearly 10,000 N95 and 15,000 KN95 air masks to our Uncharted Family. Masks and shipping costs have continued to increase almost daily, and the current price reflects the price we paid for each order.

N95 
In order to limit handling of masks, we are shipping our masks in the boxes we received from the manufacturers. 

iClean N95 Particulate Respirator: Box of 50. FDA certified. See certification below.  
NIOSH N95 Particulate Respirator: Box of 20. NIOSH approved.


KN95

The FDA recently approved use of KN95 air masks. It’s a less known fact that there are varying levels of KN95. The masks we have secured are 5-layer and the highest grade KN95 available. 

Dr. Mfyan kN95 Particulate Respirator: Pack of 1. FDA registered, CE certified. 
Daylead kN95 Particulate Respirator: Pack of 5. FDA certified.
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#2. Add the additional armor of a Face Shield.

If you're high risk, you might consider adding a face shield over your face mask. Although the data isn’t conclusive, think of it as an added layer of protection. They’re made of transparent, recyclable, and waterproof PET guarding you against droplets, saliva, and other liquids and sprays.

Safety Face Shield
Safety Face Shield
Safety Face Shield
Safety Face Shield

Safety Face Shield

$12.99

These reusable face shields cover the face from the eyebrow line to chin line- ensuring full facial protection from flying debris, droplets, saliva, dust, aerosols and splatters. 

Key features:

  • Comes as a pack of three face shields 
  • Transparent, lightweight, comfortable and breathable
  • Ideal for eye, mouth, nose protection 
  • Double-sided anti-fog   antistatic coating to improve maximum visibility
  • Anti-static coating treatment
  • Lightweight and comfortable: each side is equipped with an elastic band and sponge headband, making it comfortable for long time wear. 
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#3. Sanitize your fears away.
Hand sanitizer is your best friend. It has become such an important item that if you’re traveling by air, TSA now lets you bring hand sanitizer in a bottle up to 12 ounces instead of the previous three ounces.

Quick tip:
The CDC recommends that you purchase hand sanitizer with at least 60% ethanol or 70% isopropyl alcohol.

Everyday Sanitizer Set
Everyday Sanitizer Set
Everyday Sanitizer Set
Everyday Sanitizer Set
Everyday Sanitizer Set
Everyday Sanitizer Set

Everyday Sanitizer Set

$12.99

Wanna keep safe and clean and don't know where to begin? We got you. Here's a one week supply of what you'll need to take on the world with confidence.

Bag: Resealable Stand-up Matte Bag (8” x 6.5” x 2”)

Weight: 0.6oz per kit

Hand Sanitizer: 2oz Bottle; 70% Ethyl Alcohol; effective at eliminating 99.9% of many common harmful germs and bacteria.

Disinfecting Wipes: 10 count; 75% alcohol formula; fine non-woven fabric; RO (reverse osmosis) pure water; resealable package.

Note: You’ll notice a powerful alcohol scent for the first 20-30 seconds while the high-strength alcohol formula disinfects. Once dry the alcohol no longer gives off any smell, leaving your surfaces disinfected and smell-free.

Tissues: 15 count; 2-ply soft white tissues

Disposable Masks: only included if you select ‘Sanitizer Set + 5 Masks’ option; 5 masks per-set will arrive alongside your Sanitizer Set package; 3-ply; ultra-fine fiber; high filtration; strong electrostatic treatment filter cloth; bendable nose bridge

Product Variability: Individual products may occasionally be slightly different cosmetically from those pictured. Even in those rare situations, the quality and specs of the product will be the same or better than shown.

Booklet: Each order comes with one mini-guide to ‘Keeping Safe & Clean’;  ie - 4-Pack only comes with one booklet. 

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#4. Disinfect more and worry less.

Carrying disinfecting wipes is critical for wiping down frequently touched surfaces that you may encounter both at the airport and on the plane. We recommend buying Clorox or Lysol brands since they’ve been proven to be effective against coronavirus.

Wipe down:

  • Check-in screens
  • Doorknobs
  • Buttons
  • Handles
  • Chairs
  • Seat belts
  • Armrest
  • Video monitors

Everyday Sanitizer Set
Everyday Sanitizer Set
Everyday Sanitizer Set
Everyday Sanitizer Set
Everyday Sanitizer Set
Everyday Sanitizer Set

Everyday Sanitizer Set

$12.99

Wanna keep safe and clean and don't know where to begin? We got you. Here's a one week supply of what you'll need to take on the world with confidence.

Bag: Resealable Stand-up Matte Bag (8” x 6.5” x 2”)

Weight: 0.6oz per kit

Hand Sanitizer: 2oz Bottle; 70% Ethyl Alcohol; effective at eliminating 99.9% of many common harmful germs and bacteria.

Disinfecting Wipes: 10 count; 75% alcohol formula; fine non-woven fabric; RO (reverse osmosis) pure water; resealable package.

Note: You’ll notice a powerful alcohol scent for the first 20-30 seconds while the high-strength alcohol formula disinfects. Once dry the alcohol no longer gives off any smell, leaving your surfaces disinfected and smell-free.

Tissues: 15 count; 2-ply soft white tissues

Disposable Masks: only included if you select ‘Sanitizer Set + 5 Masks’ option; 5 masks per-set will arrive alongside your Sanitizer Set package; 3-ply; ultra-fine fiber; high filtration; strong electrostatic treatment filter cloth; bendable nose bridge

Product Variability: Individual products may occasionally be slightly different cosmetically from those pictured. Even in those rare situations, the quality and specs of the product will be the same or better than shown.

Booklet: Each order comes with one mini-guide to ‘Keeping Safe & Clean’;  ie - 4-Pack only comes with one booklet. 

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#5. Like a Glove - or two.

Although the CDC says that gloves aren’t necessary, they do recommend wearing them when cleaning and disinfecting surfaces.

Plus, they can help keep you more aware of where your hands are and what they’re touching. However, remember that contaminated gloves are the same thing as contaminated hands! That’s why the best way to protect yourself is by regularly washing your hands with soap and water or using hand sanitizer.

Powder-Free Nitrile Exam Gloves
Powder-Free Nitrile Exam Gloves
Powder-Free Nitrile Exam Gloves
Powder-Free Nitrile Exam Gloves

Powder-Free Nitrile Exam Gloves

$21.04

Nitrile gloves are considered to be the ideal choice in emergency situations when the allergy status of a patient or user is not known. Nitrile gloves are extremely durable, puncture resistant and can withstand exposure to oils, solvents, and chemicals which easily destroy natural latex gloves.

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#6. Tissues are another issue.

Even with masks on, it’s important to practice good cough and sneeze etiquette by using a tissue instead of your hands. A pack of tissues can also come in handy when picking up or touching items that are frequently touched by other people.

Everyday Sanitizer Set
Everyday Sanitizer Set
Everyday Sanitizer Set
Everyday Sanitizer Set
Everyday Sanitizer Set
Everyday Sanitizer Set

Everyday Sanitizer Set

$12.99

Wanna keep safe and clean and don't know where to begin? We got you. Here's a one week supply of what you'll need to take on the world with confidence.

Bag: Resealable Stand-up Matte Bag (8” x 6.5” x 2”)

Weight: 0.6oz per kit

Hand Sanitizer: 2oz Bottle; 70% Ethyl Alcohol; effective at eliminating 99.9% of many common harmful germs and bacteria.

Disinfecting Wipes: 10 count; 75% alcohol formula; fine non-woven fabric; RO (reverse osmosis) pure water; resealable package.

Note: You’ll notice a powerful alcohol scent for the first 20-30 seconds while the high-strength alcohol formula disinfects. Once dry the alcohol no longer gives off any smell, leaving your surfaces disinfected and smell-free.

Tissues: 15 count; 2-ply soft white tissues

Disposable Masks: only included if you select ‘Sanitizer Set + 5 Masks’ option; 5 masks per-set will arrive alongside your Sanitizer Set package; 3-ply; ultra-fine fiber; high filtration; strong electrostatic treatment filter cloth; bendable nose bridge

Product Variability: Individual products may occasionally be slightly different cosmetically from those pictured. Even in those rare situations, the quality and specs of the product will be the same or better than shown.

Booklet: Each order comes with one mini-guide to ‘Keeping Safe & Clean’;  ie - 4-Pack only comes with one booklet. 

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#7. Got a Digital oximeter and thermometer?

If you are in the at-risk category for coronavirus, having one of these might help you out a lot. A digital oximeter is used to track your oxygen levels, and a thermometer will help you keep tabs on your temperature.

Fingertip Pulse Oximeter Blood Oxygen Saturation Monitor
Fingertip Pulse Oximeter Blood Oxygen Saturation Monitor
Fingertip Pulse Oximeter Blood Oxygen Saturation Monitor
Fingertip Pulse Oximeter Blood Oxygen Saturation Monitor

Fingertip Pulse Oximeter Blood Oxygen Saturation Monitor

$26.99

Accurately determine your Sp02 (blood oxygen saturation levels), pulse rate and pulse stength in 10 seconds to display it on a large digital LED display. 

Features: 

  • Contains a Smart Spring System finger chamber to accomodate a wide range of finger sizes. Appropriate for ages 12 and above. 
  • Includes 2 AAA batteries that will allow the pulse oximeter to be used right out of the box
  • Comes with a silicone cover to protect your pulse oximeter from dirt and physical damage and a lanyard for convenience. 
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Medical thermometer
Medical thermometer

Medical thermometer

$7.00

This thermometer can be used for adults, children and babies. It is an oral thermometer with fever alert, memory recall C/F switchable and can be used orally or rectally. 
  • The "Lo" means the ambient temperature below 32℃/℉. Please start take your temperature when see "Lo".
  • Fast and Accurate Reading: Fast measurement, normally is 0.5-1 minute. This thermometer is clinically accurate with high precision
  • Wide Range of Use:Works for orally, rectally and in armpit. It is suitable for all ages, babies, children, adults and pets to measure temperature.
  • Indicator: When the measured value is lower than 32 degree, the display shows L; If higher than 42 degree, it shows H. With memory function, auto display the last measured value after power on, help you easily track the fevers progress.
  • Auto Power Off: The thermometer has an automatic shutdown function. If no action is taken, it will shut down after 10 minutes. 
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#8. Pack a Portable power pack!

Finding a free outlet or charger to power your phone when traveling was hard enough before COVID-19. Now, charging your phone in public outlets or asking someone else for theirs brings with it a new set of risks. To avoid those risks altogether, pack a portable charger. Check this one out: 

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#9. Amen, a Pen!

Weirdly enough, pens are difficult to disinfect. That’s why the CDC recommends that if you find yourself in a scenario where you have to use one, it’s best to use a pen that no one else has touched.

#10. Get a Hook to hang your things.

Ever heard of a carabiner hook? Not just for mountain climbers. Now more than ever, you want to avoid leaving your bag on the ground. If the situation permits, these hooks come in super handy when you want to hang your bags.

Carabiner Clip
Carabiner Clip

Carabiner Clip

$19.95
Heroclip is the world's first hybrid gear clip, It keeps your things off the ground, organized, and accessible, so you're free to enjoy the adventure at hand!
  • Comes in blue steel.
  • The versatile combination of a hook and a clip allow you to hang almost anything, anywhere. Aircraft-grade aluminum is exceptionally strong, and the rubber tip creates optimal grip so your stuff stays secure. SIZE MEDIUM gate clearance 1.5", hook clearance 1.8", dimensions when open 3.0" x 7.25". Holds up to 60 lbs. WARNING: Not for climbing or other use where disconnection may result in bodily harm or property damage.
  • COMPACT: Hook folds, twists, and nests around clip into a closed position. You can use your Heroclip in this position to secure your stuff just like a standard carabiner, or simply to store your clip when on-the-go. 
  • SWIVELS 360°: Heroclip's patented 360° swivel with two folding joints helps you hang your things in even the most awkward places, especially when there are no easy surfaces or hooks available. It also fully rotates once your stuff is hung, keeping it within easy reach.
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Final thought: Prepare in advance for a possible quarantine.

Given the uncertainty of this pandemic, sometimes it’s best to prepare for the worst. In this case, that means the possibility that you may need to be quarantined. That’s why we recommend you bring enough clothing, medicine, and any other essential supplies that will last you for at least 14 days.

No matter what, remember:
don’t worry. be ready.