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Six Smart Ways to Travel Germ Free

Posted on September 03 2019

Nothing, and we mean NOTHING, ruins a trip faster than picking up a nasty bug mid-flight and arriving at your destination with a cold or flu. Whether you’re travelling for work or pleasure, an airplane illness can torpedo even the most carefully planned trip, especially if you have to spend the first couple of days in bed. 

But plan ahead and you can avoid being struck down! Here are our six favourite ways to do it:

Dress to impress

Our #1 tip for staying happy and healthy on your next flight? Pull on a TECMASK once you settle into your seat and enjoy the blissful protection that comes from a high-quality PM2.5 filter that’s effective in warding off 99% of BFE and PFE particles. This physical barrier will literally stop germs from getting to you, giving you peace of mind that you’ll make it to your destination feeling fit and healthy.


Swipe left and right

Make your little piece of airplane real estate as clean and germ-free as possible by wiping it with an antibacterial wipe when you first sit down. Start with the seat, make sure you include the armrests, and finish with the often-forgotten tray table. 


Go hands free (of germs)

Carry a little bottle of hand santizer – and make sure you actually remember to USE it regularly. A few drops on your hands before and after meals, and particularly after visits to the toilet (even if you wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water) are a great extra precaution.


Drink up

Humidity levels in airline cabins are incredibly low, so staying hydrated is crucial for warding off jetlag, dry skin and nasty germs. Drink LOTS of water before, during and after your flight and avoid alcohol and caffeine (which can really dry you out). 


Pack reinforcements

When you’re laying your head on a pillow and draping yourself in a blanket during your next flight, you want to be confident they’re 100% germ-free. So it’s a smart idea to BYO. Bringing good quality items on board (such as a cashmere wrap and an inflatable cushion) can also really help to make your journey feel more luxurious and enjoyable. If you’re travelling light, a silk pillowcase is a light and easy alternative.


Swallow those pills

Being healthy to begin with will help to make you less susceptible to floating germs. Get lots of sleep the night before you fly, eat a healthy meal before you take off and pop vitamins (such as Echinacea, Vitamin C, Zinc and garlic) throughout the journey for an extra layer of defense. 

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