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The Ultimate Travel Packing Checklist – Traveling Post-Covid-19

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Be it an international tour, a domestic vacation, or a cross-state road trip, there are certain essentials that you must carry with you. This takes even higher precedence in a world that has just started to recover from the effects of the recent CoVID pandemic.

Lucky for you, we have curated a comprehensive international travel packing checklist that covers everything - from your important travel documents to the last-minute toiletries we all forget to pack, we've got you covered!

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Travel Documents Checklist


This is the most important document checklist that you will need to adhere to. Ensure that you have all the travel documents on you wherever you go. Keep your passport handy for security checks and whenever possible, try to carry a printed copy of your ticket to ensure a smooth vacation.

  • Passport/Visas
  • Personal ID/Student ID card
  • Boarding Passes
  • Vaccination Certificate
  • Loyalty Program cards, if any
  • Hard cash, at least a $100
  • International Credit/Debit cards
  • Health insurance cards/documents
  • Travel insurance information
  • Reservations and itineraries
  • Emergency contacts list (keep this in your wallet/purse)
  • Copies of all documents in case you lose your wallet

COVID Safety Checklist


The novel coronavirus has had a detrimental effect on not just the world economy, but on us as humans. It is now imperative that we follow certain protocols to stop the spread of the pandemic and protect ourselves and our families from the disease. Keeping this in mind, here is a checklist of items that you need to carry to tackle the pandemic and have a good time:

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Extra face masks

Pick yourself some extra disposable face masks here

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Hand Sanitizer

Don't forget to sanitize your hands regularly. Pick them up here

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Disinfectant Wipes

Always best to keep some wipes on you just in case. Buy them here

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Disinfectant Spray

Even easier to use than wipes? Disinfectant spray. Pick it up here

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Personal Water Bottle

Don't go for plastic bottles, get your own personal bottle here

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Gloves

Always carry an extra pair of gloves. Buy them here

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Visors

If you want maximum protection against others, buy visors here

Tips While Traveling with Kids

What are some additional packing tips to keep in mind while traveling with children? Let's find out.

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Pack a thermometer in your carry-on luggage

nasal spray

Carry saline spray with you. This helps clear their throat and nose.

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Use airport bathrooms instead of airline bathrooms. They are larger and cleaner.

Clothing Checklist


For the best travel experience, you need to dress according to the climate, terrain, and temperature of the place rather than dressing fancy or sophisticated. This means you need to pack smart and choose clothes that can be used on more than one occasion.

We all know how important it is to pack the right clothes for our trip. In the following list, we include items you may need to make a run to the market for!

PRO TIP: Packing a lot of unnecessary clothes is a common mistake made by a lot of people. Be smart and carry only 2-3 types of clothes or clothes for a specific occasion; don’t stack your bag with avoidable clothes as it increases your luggage weight dramatically.

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Light pullover top

You never know when there's a nip in the air. Pick up a light pullover here

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Raincoat

Always carry a raincoat for a rainy day. Explore your options here

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Blazer & Suits

For the fancy dinner dates, pick up a blazer or a suit here

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Activewear

Plan to keep up your workout rountine? Explore activewear options here

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Sports Bra

Pick up a new sports bra for your vacation workout sessions from here

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Swimsuits

Men: Buy a new pair of trunks for your vacation from here

Women: Check out your swimsuit options here

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Socks

You can never have too many clean pairs of socks

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Tights & Hosiery

Don't forget to pack your tights for the cold nights out. Buy here

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Loungewear

At night, get nice and toasty in loungewear. Pick them out here

Business Travel Tips

What are some items you must not leave off your checklist, especially if you're going on a business trip? Let's find out.

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credit card

Carry only your major cards and a small amount of local currency in your purse/wallet

umbrella

Always carry a travel umbrella and a raincoat with you

breath mints

Bad breath can seriously dampen a strong first impression. Never forget breath mints

Toiletries Checklist


Pay extra attention to your toiletries checklist. There is nothing more fretful than forgetting your waterpik or extra contact lens case home and having to find them in a foreign land.

Here is a list of things you may need to run to the supermarket for:

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Toothpaste & toothbrush

Pick up a travel-size toothpaste and toothbrush set here

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Mouth wash

Don't miss out on mouthwash. Pick some up here

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Perfume & Cologne

Cannot leave for a vacation without smelling good! Pick up travel-size perfume here

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Moisturizer with SPF

Why carry moisturizer and sunscreen separately? Get a 2-in-1 bottle here

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Lip Balm

What's worse than chapped lips? That's right nothing. Buy lip balm here

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Shaving Essentials

For men who shave: here are all of your essentials

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Nail clippers

Pack a nail clipper just in case your hotel doesn't provide you with one. Buy here

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Contact lens essentials

Traveling with contact lenses can be tricky. Always have extra solution, lens kit and lenses. Pick up here

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Deodrant stick

Don't want to travel with deodrant spray? Get a stick here

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Shampoo & Conditioner

Carry along some travel size shampoo and conditioner from here

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Feminine Hygiene Products

Never be caught unprepared. Explore your options here

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Compact Makeup Bag

Something to keep everything in one place. Buy from here

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Makeup Remover Wipes

If your trip involves heavy makeup looks, carry wipes with you

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Q-Tips

Most hotels/accommodations provide basic toiletries, but best to be prepared. Buy here

What to Include In Your Med Kit

  • Analgesic (pain relief) medicine/Aspirin
  • Antihistamine tablets for bites, stings or allergies
  • Cold and flu tablets
  • Cough medicine
  • Motion sickness tablets
  • Throat lozenges or drops
  • Antiseptic solution for cleaning wounds
  • Antiseptic ointment to apply to a wound
  • Bandaids
  • Insect repellent
  • Diarrhoea medicine
  • Antacid
  • Antifungal or antibacterial cream
  • Vitamins
  • ORS sachets
  • Regular prescription medicines

Electronics Checklist


In an increasingly digital world, it is important that you do not forget your personal digital devices or their chargers. More often than not, most of your tickets and credit card transactions are on your phone and you do not want to make the mistake of not packing your phone’s charger and being stranded in an unfamiliar place.

Here is a list of digital devices and some miscellaneous items that you need to carry:

  • Laptop & charger
  • Smartphone(s) & chargers
  • iPad/tablet
  • E-reader/Kindle
  • Camera
  • Adaptor/converter
  • Fitbit/ Apple watch
  • Waterpik
  • GoPro
  • Ear buds
  • Hair styling tools (straightener/curler)
  • Shaving tools
  • Travel speakers

International Travel Tips

Traveling internationally? Here are some additional things to keep in mind:

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Consider travel insurance and make sure it covers emergency medical aid or evacuation

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Look up interantional phone plans for your current carrier

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Study up on your destination and keep constant tabs on the current COVID-related regulations

Carry On Essentials


Packing your carry on is always tricky- there's always one thing you might forget. It is a skill that takes time to master. Whether you're lugging a heavy shoulder bag or wheeling around a small luggage piece, it's the inside that counts; here are some of our must-have travel item suggestions for your carry on:

PS: You might see some familiar items from previous lists. Remember, this is just a reminder of the things you can include in your carry on.

  • Passport + Visa
  • Printed itineraries & flight tickets
  • Printed accommodation details
  • Local currency
  • International credit card
  • Travel & health insurance
  • Hand sanitizer/spray
  • Extra face masks
  • Laptop/tablet with charger
  • Smartphone with charger
  • Ear buds with charger/earphones
  • Portable charger
  • Lip balm
  • Medications with prescriptions (if not over-the-counter)
  • Pens
  • Reading glasses
  • Sunglasses
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Neck pillow
  • Eye mask & ear plugs
  • Gum
  • Snacks
  • Tissues & wet wipes
  • Change of clothes
  • Underwear
  • Light jacket
  • Socks
  • Toothbrush & toothpaste (if overnight flight)

FAQs


What precautions should you take while traveling during the Coronavirus pandemic?

Is it mandatory to wear masks and gloves at airports while traveling?

Will you have to go under quarantine after de-boarding from my flight?

Should you avoid traveling internationally?

Can boarding an airplane or cruise ship/yacht increase your chances of falling sick?

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