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The best travel essentials for your post-lockdown adventures

Have you become rusty at packing your suitcase or just generally unsure what’s needed for a vacation post-lockdown? Fret not, here are the best travel essentials for every jet-setter.

The announcement of the Malaysian government loosening restrictions calls for an overdue vacation. While an overseas trip remains on the horizon, you can start packing up for Langkawi thanks to the commencement of the travel bubble. What do you really need for a post-lockdown vacay? With Covid-19 very much around, how can you ensure a safe journey? 

Preparing for your post-lockdown holiday – whether long or short – can be overwhelming especially with plenty of SOPs to adhere to. It’s important that you make a list of things that you really need before you start looking for them. 

To aid your cause, we have come up with a list of travel essentials to ensure your holiday will proceed as smoothly as planned. If you’re feeling anxious about not having the right accessories with you, check out our guide below. From skincare products, to pouches, organizers or even a new suitcase, these travel essentials that are compact, easy to store and imperative for your well-being. With them by your side, any vacation from now on will be as enjoyable as it was pre-Covid.

Hero image credit: Unsplash/Annie Theby; Featured image credit: Unsplash/Serhiy Hipskyy

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Sanitiser is just as important as bringing your passport these days, so it’s imperative to keep your hands germ-free. Skin Inc’s Refresh & Nourish duo is just what you need on a daily basis. Thanks to its hydrating hand serum, you can bid farewell to dry skin. Apply the sanitiser on your hands and rub thoroughly till it’s dry before applying the hand serum.

Price
RM110
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2

The new normal calls for stocking up on disposable face masks, and these Neutrovis options are great. Plus, it’s not a bad way to explore colours through your masks too. Mask on and do your part in staying safe, no matter where you are.

Price
RM32.90
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3

You can never go wrong with a trusty lip balm because no one wants chapped lips on a vacation. Avoid the problem by purchasing Drunk Elephant’s balm to keep your lips moisturised throughout the day.

Price
RM80
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4

You should know this by now: sunscreen is your best friend. A cult-favourite of many Rihanna fans; this two-in-one product is perfect for protection under the sun while nourishing the skin. Its lightweight, oil-free and clear formula is easy for reapplying on the go. Plus, you can buy a refillable once you’ve finished the bottle.

Price
RM160
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5

Having a tough time catching up on sleep? Treat your travel-weary eyes to Slip’s silk mask. It can be hard to doze off when you’re not in your bed, so take a sleep mask with you for a good night’s sleep.

Price
RM235
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6

If you’re the type who keeps losing things in your bag, we have a solution. Keep your travel essentials together – cards, passport, money and plane ticket – in this PVC pouch for easy storage. Trust us, after this, you won’t have to wonder where you left your NRIC, passport and ticket again.

Price
RM815
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7

The worst thing that can happen – after multiple photo sessions and navigating with google maps – when travelling is having a dead phone. Rather than scrambling for a power plug in a cafe, why not bring a fully charged portable charger with you?

Price
RM129
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8

It’s easy to get dehydrated, especially when you’re on a plane and out exploring. Avoid single-use plastic bottles by carrying your own reusable bottle. Plus, this slim water bottle works for easy storage in your backpack or seat-back compartment. Bonus points: You look chic carrying this with you.

Price
RM17.28
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9

The urge to travel calls for a new suitcase and this Rimowa piece is a show-stopper. Inspired by Thailand’s floating markets, the Essential’s latest hues are what you need to spice up your holiday. With two colours – mango and bamboo – to choose from, you won’t regret wheeling this suitcase, either in the cabin or at the check-in counter, on your post-lockdown adventures.

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10

It doesn’t hurt to be fully prepared for the unexpected and stocking up on self-test kits is the way to go. Get tested conveniently in the comfort of your own space for a peace of mind.

Price
RM16.50
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Amalina Anuar
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A writer by day and spin instructor by night. Amalina fuels her day with anything that’s covered in chocolate and breaking a sweat in the spin studio. With fashion and music as inspiration, you can find her obsessing over her favourite artist's music videos or swaying to funky tunes at live gigs.