Travel with COVID- What to pack?

Everyone is most likely thinking hand sanitizer and disposable masks are your first item to pack for any vacation. And to some degree I agree. Travel sized packages of sanitizing wipes are my new best friend. They have far more uses than just the lotion and they don't count as part of your liquids when getting onto an airplane.

Next on my list, small bottles of nourishing hand lotion because all that washing and sanitizer just dries my skin out!

My third item to pack, protein bars. When out and about it's good to have your own safe to eat snack free of germs.

For my fourth item, a thermol water bottle that holds both hot and cold liquids. Fill it with anything you want and head out for fun.

Tell me, what else should be at the top of our packing list during COVID?

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20 Answers

Well my packing list has remained the same with the exception of a mask, mask is new. I've always traveled with both hand sanitizer and travel-size Lysol spray, alcohol in a spray bottle, Sani-Cloth germicidal wipes, water bottle that keeps ice for 24 hours, sandwich if possible or snacks, small flashlight, Glucose tablets and a face wash cloth.

This will depend on what is in place when next we have to pack.

Very good list! Except for the face masks, all of those are items we pack anyway. We us face shields, when required. They attach directly to the cap, so easy to pack. We have face masks, too, for when those are needed. We cruise next, in March, so we will see what the requirements are then.

I'll pack more on a road trip then I will for a trip when I have to fly (rite now I would not travel by air). I'm looking into a road trip to central CA beach when the air quality is breathable again, hopefully next week. If central CA beaches don't have good air we may look into heading south to Dana Point or San Diego.

I will pack everything mentioned above and my bed pillows, sheets, disposable gloves ( for putting gas in the SUV, it's thirsty on the road) some plastic silverware, Coffee cup for coffee bags or hot tea in the hotel, bottles of water and drink mixes to add to them. As always for travel some individual wrapped butt wipes that fit in my wallet, you can not count on public rest rooms having supplies.

It is just a few nights away and I think the Covid supplies will be more then my back pack of clothes Sad

Hi OldGreyWolf,

Where did you travel last? What packing tips helped you on that trip?

Pack lots of vitamins! I work the front lines and have known people who have, unfortunately contracted the virus (and some have died) who have said the vitamins helped them a lot. They're not cures, by any means, but they said that vitamins have helped boost their immune systems.

Hi- CruiseQueenNH

Yes, I have plans to also pack vitamins and it's good to know some people have improved getting over COVID with them.

Thank you!

Last cruise we had was 2 years ago this Nov to Bermuda. Had 2 cancelled on us this year so rebooked and hoping for next year. Tips? .. Just be frugal and versatile when picking cloths to take. Mix and match. Starting to take less and enjoy more.

in my case, I would bring a box of masks. haha

I rarely use disposable masks. Take several cloth masks and wash In soapy water and air dry. Most dry quickly and if your travel goes longer than expected, you won’t run out of masks. Disposable masks harm the environment needlessly.


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