Travel Gadget: The germaphobe’s survival kit

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The high risk of coming into contact with countless germs can make travelling stressful for germaphobes .Fear not, here are six essentials for a germ-free getaway.

Antibacterial hand sanitiser

Hand sanitiser is travel hygiene 101, and it’s an essential. Just make sure you bring a bottle that’s 100ml or less, such as this Dettol Instant Hand Sanitiser, so you can keep it with you on flights.

Shower shoes

Showers can act as a petri dish for bacterial growth and are used by so many different people it’s best to avoid touching them all together. While we’d like to link you to a fancy alternative, the truth is that your rubber thongs or sandals work just as well. The important thing is remembering to bring them on holiday.

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UV wand


While many people would think this a tad excessive, it may just make a germaphobes day. The Veriluc CleanWave UV-C Portable Sanitising Travel Wand uses ultraviolet light to kill germs. Simply shine the light over pillows, door knobs and light switches to make sure the essentials are germ free.

Sanitising wipes

Antibacterial wipes, such as Wet Ones, kill 99.99 per cent of germs, can be used on your hands or face and come in individual packets, so they’re perfect for travel.

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Aircraft seat covers

Seat Sitters are reusable and washable covers for your aircraft seat and tray table. The kit also comes with sanitary wipes, a face mask and a nut-free sticker for travellers with allergies

Toothbrush sanitiser

You may think you’re doing the hygienic thing by using a case to cover the end of your toothbrush from germs, but keeping moist bristles in a contained space actually encourages the growth of bacteria. The Deep UV-C Toothbrush Sanitiser kills up to 99.99 per cent of germs using ultraviolet light, so you’ll know with confidence that you’re not brushing your teeth with a petri dish.

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