Your Ultimate Post-Lockdown Travel Packing List for Families and Singles alike.
Has your life changed completely from how you knew it post-lockdown? Ours has. And the Travel industry has taken a huge hit. Any travel plans we had before Coronavirus have been revisited or completely canceled. But what happens to the brave, adventurous, or those who have some essential travel plans? What do you Pack for your travels post lockdown?
In this post, we share our Ultimate Travel Packing List post-lockdown. It is definitely better to overpack than be sorry!
You can take a look at a full resource the Ultimate Travel Packing list, but that was in the pre-corona days.
Then again, we highly recommend you do your due diligence for Safe Post Lockdown travel plans.
We’ve created a whole new ultimate travel packing list ADD-ON, for the brave souls going abroad in the period immediately after lockdown.
Yes, packing has changed, it’s a whole different story now. With many countries and local authorities enforcing Pandemic SOPs including; the wearing of face masks!
Frankly speaking, back in the day wearing a mask at an airport would have resulted in you being held in questioning and maybe even missing your flight!
Now, you are the terrorist if you don’t wear a face mask.
You must carry your own soap, spare gloves and all kinds for your trips. Thus, this post to help you out.
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And did you know that you now cannot carry a “Carry on” luggage unless its a simple laptop bag or handbag for ladies? At least for most USA Local flights.
And now to what else to pack in that hold luggage.
#1. Pack of Re-Usable Washable face masks
Did you know that it has been found that the coronavirus can survive on plastic for up to 7 days?
So, be careful about what type of masks you get. Avoid those surgical plastic masks. Your Health, Your wealth. We recommend you get cloth masks. WHY?
Well, they have been found to be as effective in preventing the spread of Coronavirus as the plastic ones by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
Face masks have become mandatory post-quarantine. And we’ve encountered “No Mask, No Entry” signs. Get your washable, Breathable cloth masks Here.
#2. Ultimate Post-Lockdown Travel Packing List – Toothbrush Steriliser with Automatic Toothpaste dispenser
Remember most toothbrushes are plastic. And as you know the virus can stay alive for up to 7 days on Plastic…
This one you haven’t heard of I hope. You heard it here first. 😉 This means handsfree. It works with a Solar UV Light that includes a toothbrush holder for 4 brushes and shavers
It definitely can be a conversation starter as a bathroom addition. In your home.
It uses the suction functionality to attach to a tiled or glass wall. So easy to take with you on your travels so you don’t have to use those glasses that Hotel cleaners, tend to NOT Clean properly, even without a pandemic.
You can see it in action below and Buy Your Toothbrush Sterilizer Here
You could even take a Bamboo toothbrush and be done with it. So much creativity going on today, Check it out.
Don't use hotel glasses for your toothbrush, they arent usually cleaned or sanitized well by cleaners.
#3. Own Cutlery Set
Carrying your own eating utensils or cutlery when you travel, means you can be sure it’s been touched and cleaned by YOU.
More so if you end up enjoying some street food. Very common in Africa, Asia, and even Europe. Take your own reusable cutlery and stay safe even as you enjoy the local delicacies.
The same goes for your hand towels/tissues. Carry your own. Then you know only you touched them.
Our set came with reusable drinking straws including the straw brush. You can get yours here too.
#4. EXTRA Hand Sanitiser as well as a 100ml Hand luggage bottle.
You never know. We at Pkjulesworld prefer to make our own hand sanitizer.
All you need is 70% alcohol in your little spray bottle and bingo. We get ours from here. So, you can recycle and use your old hand sanitizer bottle.
Don’t worry if you travel anywhere and they don’t have sanitizer. Simply purchase any Spirit 70% alcohol content and you are good to go.
We highly recommend that when using public transport (flights, trains, buses, coaches, taxis, in Africa boda-bodas aka tuk-tuks, etc), spray the surfaces and wipe down before you sit/touch. Consider sanitizing:
- Door handles
- Plane food trays and containers
- Overhead locker
- Your Luggage handle – it will have been touched by airport handling services, bus/coach drivers, or even your taxi driver.
- Your Mobile phone – a very high touch piece. Must be sanitized daily tbh.
And talking of sanitizing, you absolutely MUST Sanitize your makeup brushes too. This kit is just right for you.
Go ahead and get your make up tools, keys, mobile phone, sanitized so you are sure your skin will also be clean when you use them.
#5 Ultimate Post-Lockdown Travel Packing List – Anti-bacterial Wipes
– Hand tissues
– Hand cream as you will be washing your hands over and over. If you have delicate skin, stock up on your preferred hand cream. Too much sanitizing can cause skin irritation. Our son was in agony with his hands itching due to the ship bought handwash we used.
– Follow the details from the Travel pack
– Definitely Paracetamol, Zantac, Pantoloc, Ground Ginger, Mint tea… Check out our Ultimate travel First Aid Kit. For your health and wellness packing list.
– Take your own towels, own water bottle so you can refill and know only you touched it.
If you have delicate skin, stock up on your preferred hand cream.
#6. Let’s Talk Travel insurance
As UK nationals, we will no longer be able to use our EHIC (European Health Card) in the EU starting in January 2021 unless you have extenuating circumstances. We recommend you check out our Brexit article too.
For us all the same, travel insurance is a MUST, we suggest you make this your new normal too.
From our research, very few insurance companies actually cover you for Coronavirus and the premiums are sky-high for the very few that do. This situation may change as time goes on. Please do check in your country.
We usually check travel comparison sites like Martin Lewis’ moneysavingexpert website for our annual family travel insurance.
Even pre-lockdown, we looked closely at the small print when it came to Cancellations. As most summers, airports and airline workers liked to go on strike, leaving a ton of travelers stranded in unfavorable conditions.
Now, more so, ensure that your travel insurance covers you for any type of unforeseen cancellations or circumstances.
UK nationals will no longer be able to use our EHIC from Jan 2021.
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