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As states lift their stay-at-真人百家家乐官网网站home orders after months of quarantine, more and more people are beginning to venture out. But they aren't just heading to the grocery store or the gym—some people are starting to travel again, as well.

Whether it be for business or pleasure, traveling during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic isn't the same as it was before all of this began. Not only are airports, airlines, and other public transportation companies instituting new rules and cleaning procedures, but travelers themselves must also be prepared with the right essentials to stay safe and prevent any further spread of the virus. 

If you have plans to travel in the near future, we've rounded up 12 things to help you stay safe and comfortable. Our advice comes from guidelines by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), advice from experts, and even suggestions from people who have already been traveling amid the pandemic. From the necessary face mask you'll need to wear from point A to point B to products that will help you sanitize your hotel room, these are the things to take with you on your next trip.

1. A face mask

The CDC advises people to wear a cloth face-covering whenever they are out in public—including while traveling—to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. To help you find a fabric face mask that's still in stock (they've been constantly selling out), we've compiled a list of Nordstrom's new basic black masks, Anthropologie's pretty patterned masks, or the plethora of 真人百家家乐官网网站homemade options available on Etsy.

  • Get Cotton Face Masks from Nordstrom for $22 (for a 6-pack)
  • Get Reusable Face Masks from Anthropologie starting at $18 (for a 3-pack)
  • Get Cloth Face Masks from Etsy starting at $4.95

2. Hand sanitizer

While washing your hands is the best way to keep yourself (and those around you) safe, if you don't have access to soap or water, the CDC recommends using a hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol before and after using public places or eating food. Since hand sanitizer has been so popular and selling out everywhere, our experts have spent the last few months tracking New TSA rules allow you to bring hand sanitizer in bottles up to 12 ounces (previously 3) through airport security.

  • Get the SPARITUAL Hand Sanitizer Spray, 4 Pack at Amazon for $15.95
  • Get the Tonymoly Aloe Chok Chok 62% Alcohol Hand Sanitizing Gel at Ulta for $4

3. Disinfecting wipes or spray

A pack of disinfecting wipes or disinfecting spray will come in handy while you travel. You can use them to wipe down public surfaces before you touch them (like an airport check-in screen or the armrests of your plane seat) and to thoroughly CDC recommends using a cleaner that's at least 70 percent alcohol, if possible.

  • Get the Diversey Rescue One-Step Disinfectant Cleaner & Deodorizer Wipes at Amazon for $26.99 (pre-order for July 1) 
  • Get the Method Antibacterial Bathroom Cleaner at Target for $3.49

4. Tissues

Tissues are a great thing to have on hand during the coronavirus pandemic, especially when you're traveling. While you can use them to sneeze or cough into (avoiding your hands), you can also use them to pick up or touch items that tend to be havens for bacteria (like hotel room TV remotes). You can find one of our experts' favorite tissues, Puffs Plus Lotion, in travel form at Walmart with these convenient to-go packs that are perfect for tossing in your bag.

Get the Puffs Plus Lotion Facial Tissues, 8 To-Go Travel Packs from Walmart for $6.83

5. Reusable snack bags

Whether you're flying, driving, or taking the train, whenever you're traveling during the pandemic, the less public things you touch, the better. That includes trying to cut down on the number of stops you make or shops you have to go into. Some travelers suggest these Lunchskins reusable sandwich bags (which are the best ones our experts have tested) because they're environmentally-friendly and will keep your food fresh for longer.

Get the Lunchskins Reusable 2 Piece Food Storage Bag Set from Amazon for $9.56

6. Disposable gloves

While the CDC says that gloves aren't necessary for everyday use (even when you're out in public), they do recommend wearing disposable gloves when cleaning. And if you plan to Get the Squish Clear Vinyl Gloves Latex Free Powder-Free Gloves, 100 Count for $16.99

  • Get the Vinyl Disposable Gloves, 200 count at Walmart for $29.95 
  • 7. A portable charger

    Dealing with a dead phone when traveling is never convenient—but it's even more of a struggle during the times of COVID-19. People may be hesitant to let you borrow their phone or charger, and trying to find (or sanitize) a public phone can be difficult. To prevent yourself from running into that problem, pack a portable charger in your bag. We've tested some of the top ones available and found the Jackery Bolt to be the best in terms of compact design and charging power (it can even charge multiple devices at once). While the larger 10,500mAh Bolt is currently sold out, you can still get the slightly lower-capacity 6,000mAH Bolt on Amazon.

    Get the Jackery Bolt 6000mAH Portable Charger from Amazon for $24.99

    8. Bottled water

    Even if water fountains happen to be open at the airport (many airports have opted to close public drinking fountains) or at a rest stop, the buttons can be a hotspot for bacteria. Avoid having to use the public fountain by traveling with your own bottled water. You can buy bottled water in bulk to pack in a cooler if you're going on a road trip or, if you're flying, buy a bottle at one of the airport convenience stores (this will also prevent you from having to sip from the cups provided during in-flight service).

    Get the Kirkland Signature Purified Drinking Water (40-Count) from Amazon for $32

    9. A travel pillow

    If you're expecting to be handed a pillow and blanket on your next long flight, don't be surprised when neither are available. When the coronavirus pandemic first began, many airlines decided to stop offering blankets and pillows to passengers as a safety precaution. Instead, carry a lightweight travel pillow with you to stay comfortable on your flight. Of all the ones we've tested, we prefer the Cabeau Evolution Classic Travel Pillow because it provides the best all-around comfort and neck support thanks to its plush memory foam.

    Get the Cabeau Evolution Classic Travel Pillow from Amazon for $29.99

    10. A lightweight blanket

    Just like pillows, blankets will no longer be provided on many airlines. Not only that, but some experts also advise you to Get the BlueHills Premium Soft Travel Blanket from Amazon for $24.79

    11. A travel mug

    If you don't feel comfortable drinking out of the cups provided at your hotel or rental accommodation (or even the cups from a restaurant), bring your own travel mug with you. That way you'll know that you're the only one who has used it and you can keep it clean as you go. Our favorite travel mug here at Reviewed is the Zojirushi Stainless Steel Mug because it's durable and portable and kept our coffee piping hot for up to 24 hours (!!).

    Get the Zojirushi Stainless Steel Mug from Amazon for $25.85

    12. A phone sanitizer

    Even if you clean your hands regularly and try to avoid touching things when out in public, your phone is still a bacteria hotspot (think of all the places you've put it down!). Keep it germ-free on the go with PhoneSoap's travel phone sanitizer. Our senior scientist tested out PhoneSoap in Reviewed's labs and found that it was incredibly effective at killing bacteria. Plus, it only takes six minutes and can be used for more than just your phone (like your keys and credit cards). While PhoneSoap is currently sold out, you can prer-order your sanitizer now and it will ship before July TK.

    Get the PhoneSoap Go from PhoneSoap for $99.95

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