10 Essentials To Pack When Travelling During Covid-19


Siti Ayeeshah Zaki •  Feb 28, 2022

Travel is back! With Vaccinated Travel Lanes (VTLs) soaring back to life and travel bubbles bursting with potential, many of us are just waiting for the right time to head out on our overseas adventures again ? If you're already packing for your next trip and need a packing list created just for traveling during a pandemic, we've got a little something for you. HHWT has specially curated a Covid-19 travel packing list that will make your packing easier. ? Check it out!

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Packing For Covid-19 Travel

1. Masks

We'll start off with the basics: masks! A must-have anytime you step outdoors, it's become such a norm that it might even feel strange to head out without one. If you're travelling overseas, make sure to carry enough (plus extras!) for the whole trip. You could even put a one or two extras masks in your day bag, just in case you lose or dirty the one you're wearing.

Both surgical and KN95 masks usually do just fine, depending on your preference. Shopee has plenty of options for you to bulk order your masks.  From different colours to different sizes, there's something for everyone!

2. Antigen Rapid Tests (ART)

Depending on which country you go to, you might be required to bring your own Antigen Rapid Tests (ART) to do self-testing. Make sure to bring enough for all tests you might need to do for arrival and pre-departure. ?

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3. Travel-Sized Hand Sanitiser

A travel essential even if you're just heading out for a grocery run, the travel-sized hand sanitiser has come in pretty handy in moments where there's nowhere to wash your hands. Moments like these might happen especially while travelling, so the hand sanitiser will definitely be helpful. Often small enough to put in your pocket, stow away a few bottles for your trip so you have enough for the road without having to worry. You can never be too careful!

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4. Disinfection Nano Sprayer

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You've heard of the travel-sized sanitiser, but have you heard of the disinfection nano sprayer? The Nano Sprayer takes cleanliness and disinfection to a whole new level! By spraying sanitiser solution onto surfaces, these sprayers will help you ensure that wherever your hands are rest is clean and practically germ-free.

While you may not be able to carry this aboard a plane, pack it into your suitcase and take it out once you've arrived at your hotel! With the sprayer, you'll be able to travel with peace of mind.

5. Wet Wipes

To accompany the nano sprayer and hand sanitiser are wet wipes! A simple way to clean your hands and surroundings, this fast and travel-friendly wipe is known to help kill covid-19, as long as you're using the right one. P.S. brands like Walch, Dettol and Clorox are helpful for this purpose. ?

6. Vitamins & Supplements

One of the best ways to combat a pandemic throughout the trip is to keep healthy! Bring a few vitamins or supplements with you to maintain a healthy immune system. That way you can explore the world without worrying about the effects of a cough or sneeze.

One vitamin of choice could be Vitamin C! Vitamin C has been known to fight off bacteria and viruses, as well as protect against viral infections. 

7. Travel Sejadah & Travel Telekung

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If you're Muslim and looking for a musollah or mosque to pray at, there's no guarantee that they'll provide prayer paraphernalia. And with the pandemic still ongoing, it may not be safe to be sharing personal items with others. Stay safe and bring your own sejadah and telekung! Travel-sized ones would be especially useful, that way you can travel light ?

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8. Portable Charger

A necessity for almost anyone with a cellphone, the portable charger's importance now extends beyond needing to keep Instagram and communication lines alive while overseas! Travel is new to covid-19, and there are a slew of documents that you might have to produce in order to get around. One way to keep proof of your vaccination status and PCR results (amongst others) is in your phone. That way, if you misplace your physical copies, there's always an alternative!

9. A File

Speaking of documents, this will be the best way to keep your important documents all in one place! Once not too important a travel item, the file is now an underrated but (will be) highly appreciated tool for you to organise all your paperwork ?

10. Instant Food

With dining in regulations every-changing with the pandemic's conditions, it's important to be ready for any situation that might arise. Even food! If you're being cautious and avoiding dinner crowds, insant food can be a life-saver. As long as your hotel room has a kettle for hot water, easily cook noodles or porridge for a fast and easy meal without the crowds.?

Staying careful and safe as you travel can be easy with these useful items! Share this with your travel buddies to prep for your next trip ?