The travel industry has been highly impacted by the recent spread of the novel coronavirus. Due to the pandemic and lockdown, there was a full stop on travel owing to safety concerns. But now, as people are getting vaccinated against coronavirus & things are returning to normal, travel is gradually reviving. People are not having the same travel experiences, as they did before COVID-19 hit the world as the new normal for travelling has been evolving. People are now more cautious, and safety is their priority even while travelling. So are you having any upcoming travel plans and wondering what hygiene tips must be followed so that you stay safe during these dicey pandemic times? We’ve got you covered!
Here is a quick reminder of the hygiene tips to be followed on your upcoming journeys.

  1. Wash your hands regularly

    Travelling and staying out of the home at different places is one of the simplest tricks to invite germs. We do not say that you miss out on all the fun of travelling but to keep up with good health, make sure you wash your hands frequently. Wash your hands before and after every meal, after visiting the washroom, and after every time you come in contact with dirt or contamination.
    Washing does not mean just wetting your hands with a few drops of water. Apply soap, rub your hands well, including the fingertips and then wash it with water. Germs usually stick on to hands while you touch surfaces, carry something in your hands or touch contaminated things. These germs travel to your other parts of your body, spreading the infection. Washing hands restricts these germs from spreading, and you stay safe from infections. Not only the germs but the dirt on the hands are also cleaned when you wash them.

  2. Carry a sanitizer

    At this time, when you pack your bags for the travel, do not forget to keep a sanitizer bottle. While travelling, it is not always possible to wash the hands with soap and water. But hygiene is still important, and hence you can use a sanitizer to keep your hands clean. Sanitizer kills the germs on hands, preventing the spread of contamination. Carry extra sanitizer bottles if you are travelling for quite a long vacation. Do not dilute the sanitizer with water as it loses its power.

  3. Wear the PPE Kit

    If you travel by public transport, a bus, train or flight, wear the PPE kit because you might come in contact with several people during the travel. And when coming in contact with them, you have no idea who could be carrying germs and infections. Hence it is highly advisable to ensure maximum safety of oneself by wearing a PPE kit. What does a PPE kit constitute? A PPE kit includes an isolation gown, face mask, face shield, hand gloves, bouffant cap and shoes.

    1. Isolation Gown

      Germs like coronavirus stick on the clothes and do not leave until you wash/disinfect the clothes. While travelling, you sit on various seats, and your clothes, touch various surfaces and people as well. In such cases, if germs stick to your clothes, those germs are carried to your body as well. Hence wear an isolation gown over your clothes that keep your clothes and your body protected against germs.

    2. Face Mask

      A face mask prevents you from breathing in contaminated air. Wear a mask that fits snugly and has no gaps or pores. It acts as a barrier between your mouth and nose and respiratory diseases. Carry an extra face mask, so that you can replace the face mask when it gets dirty or wet.

    3. Face Shield

      Though face masks cover your mouth and nose for maximum protection, wear a face shield that covers your face from the forehead to the neck. It ensures that no germs come in contact with your face. Do not touch your face shield and face mask often as the germs on hand or hand gloves can travel to this protective equipment.

    4. Hand Gloves

      Your hands come in contact with numerous things and surfaces, and to avoid the attack of germs on the hands, wear hand gloves.

  4. Maintain Social Distancing

    Whenever you step out of your home; for it might be a long journey or a shorter commute to work or a nearby place, maintain adequate social distancing from everyone around. You cannot predict who is infected and who isn’t, therefore, maintain at least a six feet distance from everyone.

  5. Carry Disinfecting Wipes

    When you stay at a hotel or any other lodging place, carry disinfecting or sanitizing wipes with you. Germs settle on surfaces, and when you come in contact with such surfaces, you become a new habitat for those germs. Carry GClean Wipes that disinfect surfaces within a few seconds keeping you protected. You can buy these wipes and other personal protective equipment from

  6. Do Not Share Your Food

    Sharing is a good habit, but it could be detrimental to your health in recent times. There is no specific criterion to judge a stranger on whether he/she is infected or healthy. At such crucial times, it is better to avoid sharing food and essential commodities with strangers. Carry all the necessary things with you so that there is no need f borrowing things from others.

  7. Practice Oral Hygiene

    Along with physical hygiene, keep good track of your oral hygiene as well. Do not fail to brush and clean your teeth, gums and tongue. Do not bite on your nails or clothes or any stuff. Make sure your mouth is free of germs.

  8. Make Cleanliness as your Travel Partner

    Right from your clothes to your body t your surroundings, ensure that everything is neat and clean. Cleanliness is an arch-rival of germs, so in a fight with those germs, you ought to be on the side of cleanliness.

These are a few tips by which you can ensure maximum safety of yourself even when you travel during these pandemic times. Never compromise on your hygiene, as it can save you from a multitude of germs and infections. Keep checking the space for more tips on hygiene and safety from germs and infections.

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