What's the safest way to travel in the times of COVID-19 pandemic? The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has put its weight behind solo drive. Though a long-haul journey is not possible under the prevailing situation, a short drive is definitely on the cards. Travel by road has become the preferred option for many as the pandemic-induced travel restrictions were slowly eased.
But the current road trips are different from the earlier ones as everyone has to be cautious while travelling. Effective social distancing should be maintained to guard against the spread of the highly contagious coronavirus. There should be a paradigm shift in your packing list as it should contain things that ensure hygiene and cleanliness. Let's take a peek into what should be kept in mind before embarking on a road trip post-lockdown.
Face masks, sanitizers and gloves are a must
Safety should be the top priority of every traveller. One should wear a face mask and carry amble number of masks for the entire trip. During a long journey, extra masks can be handy as one may not get the opportunity to wash and reuse the masks. While choosing a sanitizer, make sure to select those with alcoholic content as they are effective in killing germs. Moreover, stock some disposable utensils and gloves to ensure a hygienic trip.
Wear the right clothes
It is quite awkward to recommend full-length clothes while travelling by road. To cut down the chances of the spread of coronavirus, it is advisable to wear clothes that cover full body. While staying in a hotel, make sure to wash clothes without fail or carry a small bag to store used clothes.
Car emergency kit
A car emergency kit is inevitable and it should contain jack, puncture repair kit, jumper cables, LED torch and fuses. This kit can be bought online.
Multi-port power bank
Nowadays everyone uses a power bank. It is better to take one more power bank over and above than the one used during the journey along with oxy cables. It goes without saying that the power banks should be fully charged before the journey starts.
First-aid box with thermometer
The medical kit should have requisite medicines, bandages, pain killer ointments, anti-allergy medicines and scissors. Moreover, the kit should also contain sting relief solutions to ward off certain insects and a thermometer.