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:

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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.

#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

$31.00

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.

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: 

#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.

Heroclip
Heroclip
Heroclip
Heroclip
Heroclip

Heroclip

$19.95
The ideal size for handling large and awkward items, Heroclip Medium gear clip lets you hook and hang big backpacks from trees, duffle bags from fences, buckets from ladders, and carry-ons from bathroom stalls. The versatile gear clip hangs securely, rotates 360°, and folds compactly in ways other carabiners, clips and hooks can’t, helping you keep your gear organized and exactly where you want it, no matter the activity. The wide carabiner clip gate accommodates bigger stuff compared with standard carabiners and clips, so you can secure anything from extension cord bundles to multiple shopping bags. The hook features a grippy rubber tip for hanging bags and purses from tables and other flat surfaces.
  • Holds up to 60 lbs
  • Dimensions: 3" wide, 3.75" high (closed)
    7.25" tall when expanded
  • Weight: 2 oz
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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.