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16 Main Tips to Protect Yourself from a Virus on a Plane

Now with millions of people traveling by air, no wonder airplanes are the place where you can pick a virus. What's worse, even the healthiest person can get ill during a flight. Close quarters, shared air, low cabin humidity - all these factors increase the risk of catching some nasty germ. Luckily, there are ways to protect yourself!

Did you know, for example, that if your air vent is switched off, and a person with the flu sneezes somewhere nearby, germs will easily spread around and reach you?

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Pick a Window Seat 0:28
Be Careful with Your Reservations 1:03
Bring Your Own Blanket 1:33
Wash Your Hands 2:04
Do Not Touch Your Face 2:32
Wear A Surgical Mask 2:56
Disinfect Everything Around 3:39
Turn on Your Air Vent 4:11
Pack a Hand Sanitizer 4:50
Wipe Your Phone 5:08
Use a Nasal Spray 5:31
Drink a Lot 5:52
Use Your Own Entertainment 6:14
Let Other Passengers Board First 6:40
Avoid Using the Bathroom 7:03
Sleep Before the Flight 7:19

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- People in window seats don't come into contact with as many people as those sitting in the middle or aisle seats.
- Try to fly during non-peak times - that's on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays, between 5 and 7 AM or after 8 PM.
- Make sure you scrub your hands with soap for 20 seconds and rinse them under warm running water.
- Every time you touch your eyes, nose, or mouth, you provide these viruses with an easy way to enter your body.
- During virus outbreaks, consider wearing a surgical mask, especially if you're sitting next to someone who seems to be ill.
- Whenever you go, remember to pack enough antimicrobial wet wipes.
- It sounds terribly unsettling, but your smartphone usually carries 10 times more bacteria than the average toilet seat.
- Hydrating nasal sprays keep your mucous membranes moist and increase your chances to fight off most of the airborne illnesses.
- Another way to protect your nose and mouth from drying out is to drink a lot of water.
- If you want to do yourself a favor, leave the airplane magazine in the seat pocket where it belongs.
- On a short flight, when you don't have any real necessity to visit the bathroom, it's better to stay in your seat.
- Get a lot of quality sleep the night before your flight - it'll help to keep your immune system at the ready to fight off stray germs.

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