6 of the best accessories for travel

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If you’re heading abroad to dip your toes in the ‘new normal’, you’ll be glad you added these to your packing list

If you’re ready to travel abroad again, there are new hoops to jump through. Do regularly check gov.uk/foreigntravel-advice for all the up-to-date guidance on regulations. Booking a flights-and-accommodation package with a reputable operator means that if the rules change they’ll let you know and explain how your trip is affected. Be prepared to be flexible, ensure you have robust travel insurance – and consider buying products such as these to help you stay safe and be prepared.

Best for… on-the-go wipes 

Rawganic Organic Alcohol Hand Wipes £3.99 

organic alcohol wipes

While they’re designed for cleansing skin, these wipes are also ideal for sanitising armrests and tray tables on planes, trains and ferries thanks to their high alcohol content and chemical-free formula. The ethyl alcohol kills viruses and germs, while the lemon oil leaves a fresh citrus scent. The only other ingredients are water and glycerin. Made from organic cotton, they’re 100% biodegradable. rawganic.co.uk

Best for… protecting hands 

Nourishing Antibacterial Hand Cream £4.99 

hand moisturiser

It’s the addition of natural silver chromate that makes this cream anti-bacterial, while the shea butter and coconut oil keep your hands soft. Choose from three fragrances: lime and mango; rum and blackcurrant; and (perfect for winter) champagne and spice. The tubes are made from compostable sugar cane and are small enough (70ml) to carry in hand luggage. Key workers receive 25% off. bettyhula.co.uk

Best for… recharging 

Belkin Boostcharge Power Bank 10k + Stand Play Series £29.99 

charging bank

Many travel documents are digitalised, so it’s essential to keep phones or tablets charged up lest you lose access to your boarding pass, vaccine certificate et al. This portable power bank adds up to 36 hours of battery life to your device, is compact and weighs just 281g. The pull-out stand props up the phone for watching films while it charges, too. belkin.com/uk

Best for… documents 

Osprey Document Zip Wallet £38

Documents wallet

Most countries accept digital entry forms and vaccine certificates, but it’s vital to carry hard copies too. This folio will keep everything organised and secure. It’s large enough to hold several sheets of folded A4, with sleeves for your credit cards and passport, plus a hidden currency pouch. When closed, it zips up fully – and has an RFID-blocking liner to protect against contactless fraud. ospreyeurope.com

Best for… antiviral hygiene 

Neqi Travel Bundle £20 

Travel bundle

With face coverings currently compulsory on all flights, as well as most trains and ferries, it’s wise to carry multiple masks on your journey. NEQI’s designs have won several awards, including a Which? ‘Best Buy’ that praised their particle filtration and breathability credentials. The Travel Bundle offers fantastic value, containing up to six top-rated face coverings, a pair of antiviral gloves, and foaming hand soap or cleansing gel for just £20. neqi.co.uk

Best for… avoiding mask loss 

Sunny Cords Mctassel Mask Chain £34 

face mask with chain

Whether you’re sipping a coffee or passing through border control, there will be moments while travelling when you’ll need to remove your mask. To minimise the chances of dropping, dirtying or misplacing it, a mask chain works in the same way as a glasses cord, attaching to the mask’s ear loops on either side. Golden beads and a silky black tassel make this stylish and functional. sunny-cords.com

Save With Your Boundless Shopping Discounts 

If you’re in need of some new travel gear – from clothes to camping equipment – don’t forget that you enjoy a wide range of savings with your membership. boundless.co.uk/shoppingdiscounts

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