Carry-on bag – the essentials.
With several European countries opening back up again for travel and quarantine restrictions lifted for those returning to the UK, many of us are already planning some much-needed post-pandemic travel adventures. Whether you missed out on going on holiday during the lockdown or simply need a change of scenery and want to explore another country, what to pack in your carry-on bag is a big question for many. Post-pandemic travel is going to look a little different from what we are used to with more safety measures in place, so here are some ideas to help keep you safe and make sure that your trip runs smoothly.
As airlines begin flying to various countries once again, there are new rules for those on board – including that all passengers should wear a face mask for the duration of the flight. Along with wearing a face covering, you should also consider putting in your carry-on bag some spare ones as they work most effectively when they are changed regularly, and you might be more comfortable with a fresh mask to change into after a couple of hours. You can buy surgical masks by the box, and they are light and easy to fit into your carry-on bag.
Taking a small bottle of hand sanitiser in your carry-on bag is a great idea since it allows you to keep your hands clean even when you don’t have access to a sink, soap, and running water. If you’re going to pack hand sanitiser, be careful of the liquid restrictions – your sanitiser will need to be in a bottle no larger than 100ml and be able to easily fit into the plastic Ziplock bag in order to make it through security.
Post-pandemic travel will mean social distancing and waiting around in queues more often than we are used to, so don’t take a really heavy bag that you need to carry. Invest in a small case that you can easily roll along behind or next to you and pack light so that you’re not pulling a huge amount of stuff around with you. If you’ve decided to avoid standing in crowds of people by only travelling with a carry-on, opt for clothing items and accessories that will go with everything such as this Rolex Datejust for businessmen, a stylish watch from CHRONEXT that you can pair with any outfit to make a really good impression.
Gadgets and Other Essentials
Post-pandemic travel will likely mean that you are spending more time waiting in queues or sitting airside waiting for your flight to board, so take some gadgets with you that you can easily use to pass the time. Your smartphone is a must, and you might consider packing your laptop too so that you can get some work done while you are waiting. A portable charger is a great idea as this will make sure that your phone is charged while you are standing in queues.
Post-pandemic travel is on the rise, and it’s looking a little different to what we are used to. Keep these essentials in mind when packing your carry-on bag for a smooth and safe trip.