The COVID-19 pandemic has changed traveling and life as we know it for the foreseeable future. From mandatory face masks and constant sanitizing to limited travel destinations, our lives seem to revolve around the spread of this novel virus. Although traveling to your favorite islands may be a little bit more complicated these days, it can be done with the proper safety precautions in mind.
To help you travel safely and seamlessly, we’ve created a list of six wellness essentials to bring on-board.
In the age of the ongoing pandemic, you’re probably pretty used to going just about everywhere with a pack of face-masks on-hand. While you’re traveling domestically or abroad, you’ll be required to wear your mask covering your nose and mouth throughout transit and in some places when you arrive. Depending on where you’re traveling to or from, you may also be required to provide a negative COVID-19 test result in order to explore on your vacation.
It’s a good idea to carry-on at least one backup facial covering for your trip as well as pack a few in your checked baggage if you plan to do so. When using your mask, try to be careful where you place it, avoiding high-touch surfaces.
Like masks, you’ve probably gotten pretty used to carrying around hand sanitizer with you everywhere you go. Because you’ll be interacting with people you don’t know from various parts of the globe, you’ll want to be extra cautious. Pack a small hand sanitizer in a sealed bag with your carry-on luggage, as well as a pack of sanitizing wipes to be extra safe.
Sleep is an essential part of maintaining a strong immune system. When you sleep, your body is able to expel toxins, strengthen muscles, and more, keeping your body in tip-top shape against disease. The trouble is, many people will feel stressed out traveling under new restrictions…and others feel overwhelmed traveling in general. To help you relax and get enough sleep throughout your vacation, pack a CBDfx tincture. Not only does CBD help alleviate stress and promote sleep, but it can also relieve pain and boost your mood.
4. Immune-boosters + supplements
Keeping your immune system strong is of the utmost importance these days. However, traveling can potentially expose your body to unwanted free radicals. To bolster your immune system, you may want to enlist the help of these supplements:
- Bulletproof MCT oil for energy
- Vitamin C for immune support
- Probiotics for digestive support
- Vitamin D for immune support
- Fish oil for brain function
Keep in mind, eating a nourishing diet can also help ensure your body is getting the essential vitamins and nutrients that it needs. While you’re traveling, you can use an app like Happy Cow to find healthy restaurants near you.
5. Reusable water bottle
Even if you think you’re drinking enough water, the reality is, you’re probably missing the mark. Staying hydrated has so many potential health benefits, including immune support. Therefore, it’s always a good idea to bring along a reusable water bottle with you everywhere you go.
To ensure that you’re protecting yourself in public spaces, make sure you’re aware of when your water bottle is close to surfaces, and don’t forget to thoroughly wash your bottle on a regular basis.
6. Travel insurance card
While you might not have thought about travel insurance in the past, the ongoing pandemic may have brought the option to your attention. Should something happen on your trip, such as a medical emergency, it may be in your best interest to have coverage. Even if you have medical coverage already, it’s probably not a bad idea to get a quote from AIG, TravelSafe, C&F, or another major travel insurance agency.
Traveling may look very different in upcoming years, but we believe if you travel with a purpose, it can still be an incredibly rewarding and remarkable experience. As you navigate this new normal, use this guide to keep yourself safe, sane, and smiling on your next trip.
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