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5 Pandemic Essentials to Pack While Travelling This Summer – Time to Explore, with care!

Despite it being the middle of a pandemic, the travel industry in certain nations has seen some form of relief as protocols have been shifted to allow people to travel to countries deemed safe. This means that it is time to consider what you should keep close at hand when travelling this summer!


You can't leave your house without masks

No matter where you are, masks have become a mandatory item to have close at hand. This includes having spares close by for when the mask either gets dirty or breaks. In addition, this item will help significantly prevent the spread of droplets when speaking or even sneezing and is an effective tool in reducing the amount of virus that is spread by an individual.
If you are travelling with kids, do not forget to bring along plenty of kid-sized masks as they are the ones who are most likely to need extra's during any form of long-distance travel.


What about face shields?

When travelling through airports in a pandemic, you are likely to see various people wearing some form of a face shield. It should be noted that while there is no substitute for wearing masks when travelling, the face shield may help add another layer of protection.
It can also be used to ensure that there is no droplet-based transfer of virus particles through the eyes.


Don't forget the at home COVID-19 test

This will be an item that will be crucial during your travels. If you are not vaccinated, the best bet for you is to carry a good amount of these at-home tests. This is primarily because, as an unvaccinated individual, you will be asked to conduct a viral test at various points in your journey. The easiest and most effective way to go about this is to ensure that there is a test on your person that can then be submitted to a testing site.
If you are staying at a resort in Koh Samui, such as the Avani+ Samui Resort be sure to ask the staff where you may source such tests in case you run out!


Hand soap, sanitiser & wipes

For those looking to interact with various people and be in many places, the hand soap and sanitiser is likely to be your best friend. For example, if you need to go shopping or visit a government office, the best way to ensure that your hands are not carrying any germs is to use your trusty sanitiser.
If you feel the sanitiser may not be up to the task, simply pop on over to a washroom and use the hand soap to ensure that your hands are germ-free!


Get yourself a storage bag

When it comes to travelling in the pandemic, the best thing to have with you is a bag that can be used to carry all your typical items along with the extra pandemic safety gear. Doing so will ensure that you will separate all your used 'hot' items, such as used masks, from your clean items and avoid cross-contamination.