Planning Your Post-lockdown Getaway? Pack These Must-haves!

There’s nothing we’re anticipating more post-lockdown, than heading to the airport and jetting off somewhere warm and exotic. Whether you’re someone who loves trying new things and leaving your comfort zone behind, or you prefer to relax by the pool, cocktail in one hand and a good book in the other, there’s never been a better time to start planning your first post-lockdown getaway.

From tickets and boarding passes to itineraries and activities you need to book in advance, there’s a lot to remember and to think about before you step off the plane – notably the essential items you should be taking with you. Want to know more? Take a look at these must-haves for your post-lockdown getaway.

Planning your post-lockdown getaway? Pack these must-haves! | UK Lifestyle Blog

Hand sanitiser

Booking your accommodation at a resort or hotel that takes health and safety seriously is a must. Regular temperature checks and crowd control measures will keep guests safe and prevent the virus from spreading quickly. However, you can still do your bit to keep those germs at bay.

Before you jet off overseas, don’t forget to pack your mini hand sanitiser from Purdy & Figg. This luxury pocket-sized sanitiser gives you the protection you need by killing 99% of bacteria including the Coronavirus, and thanks to its essential oils infusion, your hands will always smell fabulous and feel soft. It’s the ultimate addition to your skincare and hand cleansing routine. Don’t jet off without it!

Planning your post-lockdown getaway? Pack these must-haves! | UK Lifestyle Blog


Depending on the restrictions in the country you’re visiting, wearing a face mask in a public place may or may not be required. Some simple research before you travel will determine what rules must be adhered to at your destination, however, you may want to keep in the habit of wearing a mask in public places such as public transport, in crowded markets, in queues, or where social distancing is difficult. Bringing a pack of disposable masks with you is a good idea.

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Travel insurance

You’d be amazed at how many people still travel overseas without the right protection in place. Before you head abroad, you must take out travel insurance to ensure you’re protected from flight delays, last-minute cancellations, and lost luggage. Travellers should also take out a health insurance policy that covers them in case they need medical attention overseas. From a chipped tooth to a stomach bug, a broken limb, and even Covid-19, speak with an insurance provider before you travel to take out the right policy.

Planning your post-lockdown getaway? Pack these must-haves! | UK Lifestyle Blog

Disinfectant wipes

While antibacterial sanitising spray for your hands is essential, don’t forget to bring a pack of disinfectant wipes with you. These little essentials will give you peace of mind that you’re not picking up (or spreading around) germs. Use them on the doors and handles in your accommodation, on chairs, lift and call buttons, even on ATMs… keeping your hands clean will ensure you have a trouble-free vacation!

Final thoughts…

Adding these simple travel essentials to your suitcase or carry-on bag will help you stay safe and healthy on your first holiday post-lockdown. Don’t jet off without them!

Author: UK Lifestyle Blog

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