The government is slowly lifting travel bans and things are getting back to normalcy. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, it has become so important for all the travellers to follow the necessary precautions. 

Travelling isn't the same anymore. With new rules and procedures in place, it is important to carry the right essentials that help you stay safe and prevent the spread of the virus. 

If you are planning to travel anytime soon then there are a lot of essential things that you need to carry along. 

Face Masks

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This one is essential. However, when travelling, make sure you just don't carry one. Pick a couple of face masks and carry along with you, just in case you lose one. Make sure you choose the ones recommended by health experts to ensure safety. 

Hand Sanitiser/Hand Rub

Other than carrying your regular soaps, make sure you carry a hand rub or sanitiser along with you for times you don't have access to water. Make sure you sanitise your hands every time you touch a surface or before eating food. 

Disposable Gloves

You won't regret packing some disposable gloves during this time as they can be really useful. Whether you have to clean your hotel room or your car seat, always wear these disposable gloves. They will prevent you from catching the virus. 

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Lightweight Pillow And Blanket

Travelling on a plane won't be the same. You will no longer get a pillow or blanket on the plane. If you have a long haul flight, it is always best to carry a lightweight pillow and blanket with you. This will make your travel comfortable and easy. 

Personal Hygiene Essentials

towel sanitary

You must pack all your personal hygiene essentials when travelling. Right from your toothbrush to towel, get it all along. You may get all these essentials at the hotel but it is best to avoid their usage to keep the virus at bay.  When you keep yourself clean, you are at a lower risk of catching the infection.

Phone Sanitiser

This one isn't like your regular sanitiser. A phone sanitiser is essential to keep your gadget germ free all the time. We often touch a lot of surfaces and then end up using our phones with the same hands. Best to spritz some sanitiser on your phone every now and then. A lot of brands have also introduced sanitiser boxes for your phones. 

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Alcohol Based Tissue Wipes

Keep a pack of tissue wipes handy. This is really useful, you can clean the surfaces like your seat, doorknobs, or even your phone using these wipes. 

Important Gadgets

personal gadgets

We can't really imagine our life without our gadgets these days. Make sure you don't forget to pack your essential gadgets like laptops, smartphones, chargers, power banks, and tablets. It is best to carry your own so that you don't have to get a new one or borrow it from someone. Also, it will keep you connected with your loved ones during this tough time.

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Food And Drinks

Due to the pandemic, airports and airlines have been changing all their food policies. So, you may not really get any food or drinks when you travel. It is best to get your own drinks and food. It is best to avoid having anything on the plane as you can then put yourself at a higher risk of the virus. 

Tip - Carry the stuff that you really need and don't overburden with extra luggage. Bringing extra luggage will only make travelling difficult for you during this time. 


Make sure you pack these essentials when travelling during the time of the pandemic. Also, according to a lot of health experts, one must avoid travelling if non-essential. For more such travel tips, stay tuned!