We all miss traveling very much. Some of us have to travel anyway because of the nature of their work. Others are prepared to take the risk of tourism in a pandemic. Be ready for pandemic time threats! These essential gadgets will allow you to travel much safer.
Pay attention to the laws of the country you are going to. The restrictions due to COVID-19 can be really different and change dynamically. You can get stuck in quarantine – be ready for it.
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) travel advice
Be sure to check out travel advice on the official website of the World Health Organization. Do not trust unknown sources!
Don’t forget to fight with pathogens inside your house – read about how to get rid of coronavirus with smart gadgets.
Wear a mask – limit the virus transmission
Pay special attention to the certificates of the masks. Unlike regular surgical masks, N95 or FFP3 class face masks will make you feel much safer in the crowd or on the plane. They stick better to the face, and thanks to the valve, breathing is much easier. However, remember to replace the filters and do not use disposable masks many times. This is your personal protective equipment that are used to protect the wearer from airborne particles and from liquid contaminating the face.
Bandanas can come in handy in low-risk situations, but when you still need to cover your face due to the law. They are comfortable and you can always wear them around your neck. The bandana can also be used as a second, outer protective layer – you can wear surgical mask underneath.
Oximeter – keep your finger on the pulse
Pulse oximetry is a noninvasive method for monitoring a person’s oxygen saturation. Your blood oxygen saturation level can tell you about possible lung problems. It helps with the early detection of the condition called silent hypoxia, of some COVID-19 patients, during which they still look and feel comfortable, but their SpO2 (oxygen saturation) is perilously low. Pulse oximeters are now even built into smartwatches and smartbands.
But remember… Simple pulse oximeters (just like those built into smartbands) cannot be trusted completely – they are not medical devices. It’s still better than nothing and you can monitor yourself wherever you are, including on the go.
Can’t touch this
Constantly changing gloves or using antibacterial gels (which are not 100% effective anyway) can be really troublesome. Of course, It’s best not to touch surfaces where pathogens can accumulate, such as door handles. In many situations, however, you can use the handy tool to open the door or press the buttons on the elevator. It’s a simple but extremely effective solution.
Don’t leave your home without a power bank
When traveling, it is always worth being able to recharge your phone, the battery of which drains faster when you often use Google Maps or other useful functions for travelers.
You never know for how long you can get stuck without being able to recharge your equipment. Take a large capacity power bank with you. Such power banks can charge your phone even several times.
Your power banks won’t last forever
Even the most capacious powerbank will need to be recharged someday. Additionally, it will not allow you to charge some devices with higher energy requirements.
So don’t forget about international plug adapter with handy additional USB ports. This is a really essential thing, which you will of course know if you are a seasoned traveler!
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