Healthy Travel Tips: Your Ultimate Checklist

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It’s been an adventure. We took some casualties over the years. Things got broken. Things got lost. But I wouldn’t have missed it for the world.”

– Anthony Bourdain

There is no denying that the COVID’19 pandemic has defined a new normal for our lives and the way we travel. From now on, we will have to exercise extra caution to ensure our safety and the safety of the people we meet. Refer to the Healthy Travel Tips: Your Ultimate Checklist guide below to plan a safer journey amidst the pandemic for yourself and your family. 


Pack the right clothing

The clothes you choose to travel in should be more than just comfortable. They should be able to protect your skin against direct contact with public surfaces. Copper wear is the ideal solution. These are anti-microbial copper formulations incorporated into fabrics, such as socks, masks, gloves, pajamas, etc. They are easily accessible online and are affordable too!


Prioritize sleep

Sleep deprivation can ruin your entire travel experience. Crossing time-zones, carrying heavy luggage, and walking all day add excess stress to your physical and mental well-being. Make sure that you are well-rested. Sleep for at least 7 to 8 hours for optimal functioning. 

Eat well and stay hydrated

Air travel can lead to dehydration due to lack of humidity in the cabin air. Drink 8 ounces of water every hour. Carry healthy snacks and a bottle of water everywhere. It is vital to slow down and listen to your body. A well-fueled immune system is your answer to overall health and the ability to fight off diseases while on the move.

Stretch it out

Sitting or sleeping in unhealthy postures during long journeys leads to painfully stiff joints and muscles. Take breaks to walk and lightly stretch yourself to increase blood flow. Gentle neck and shoulder rolls, back twists, quad, and leg stretch would work. Remember, self-care needs to be consistent, not rigorous. 

Take care of your feet

Walking for long hours, and standing in never-ending airport queues can be especially harsh on your feet. Wash them regularly to avoid blisters and bad odor. Invest in good quality socks like copper wear compression socks that exert adequate pressure, ensuring sufficient blood circulation.


Wash Your Hands and Sanitize Surfaces Regularly

It is almost impossible to avoid coming in contact with infected surfaces in public places or public transport. Handrails, countertops, restaurant tables, and even doors could be carriers of illnesses. It is vital to wash your hands regularly and to use sanitizers on public surfaces for utmost protection.


Be up to date on your vaccines

Falling sick in unknown destinations is not pleasant. To avoid any unnecessary hassle, ensure that you are updated on all your vaccinations, especially when travelling to new countries. These will protect you from infections and from catching any common diseases prevalent in that region. Gift yourself a routine health check-up before your travels and make your holiday exceed expectations.


We all agree that travel is a worthwhile investment both from a time and financial standpoint. But in these uncertain times, maintaining good health while you explore new places will be the best return on that investment and ensure you have the time of your life.

Stay Gold.

About Rory

Rory is the R&D Director and passionate entrepreneur, fascinated by the workings of the human body and natural solutions for common health problems. He’s single-minded in his aim to make Copper Defence a brand that’s recognized across the globe, by partnering with global brands to make these high-tech materials easily accessible for everyone.

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