7 Things to Take With You on Your Next Travel to Protect Yourself from Covid-19
Some countries start to open their borders and let tourist come in. But how can you try to protect yourself from COVID-19 and not ruin your vacation? Here is a list of things you should take with you:
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1. Face Mask with FFP3 Protection
Many people are wearing surgical masks which cover their mouth and nose. These masks are made out of a disposable fabric such as tissue, and experts state they are ineffective at filtering out the small particles which carry the virus. That is why you need a more advanced mask in FFP3 class to protect yourself.
2. Sanitizer (Gel or Spray)
Good Sanitizer is the best protection for your hands to kill the virus. In the hand sanitizer study, the researchers evaluated the effectiveness of different concentrations of two WHO-recommended and two modified hand sanitizer formulations on COVID-19 virus.
The WHO recommends two formulas: (1) 80% ethanol, 1.45% glycerol, and 0.125% hydrogen peroxide; and (2) 75% 2-propanol, 1.45% glycerol, and 0.125% hydrogen peroxide.
So make sure that it is a good one before buying it.
3. Disinfecting Wipes
If they’re sold out then it’s relatively easy to make your own using a concentration of at least 60% alcohol (rubbing alcohol works well) and paper towels.
Here’s what else you should know: Whether you use wipes or a liquid solution, always wipe in one direction to avoid recontaminating the surface as you’re wiping.
4. A Small Squeeze Bottle of Soap
Regular hand washing with soap and water is one of the best prevention measure to avoid contracting COVID-19. But good hand hygiene is not always easy to achieve when public restrooms are out of soap that is why it is good to have a small bottle of soap with you in your bad.
5. Self Cleaning Water Bottle
You will need a bottle capable of cleaning itself and purifying the water that’s inside it. It utilizes environmentally-friendly UV-C technology to purify up to 99.9999% of bacteria and 99.99% of viruses when it’s set to its highest mode.
A functioning immune system is crucial in the fight against COVID-19. To maintain it, the body needs sufficient vitamins and other nutrients. But that is exactly what many people lack so stay healthy and make sure to take vitamins.
A lack of vitamin D could lead to immune-system complications, worsening the virus if you do get sick, one study found.
7. Travel Insurance
I hope you will never need to use it but having a good Travel Insurance with you is very important. Some credit card offer a basic travel insurance when you pay at least 75% of your travel with your credit card but it is better to have a real Travel Insurance.