What's in the travel bag?


  • 1 What's in the travel bag?
    • 1.1 Clothes
    • 1.2 Shoes
    • 1.3 Cosmetics
    • 1.4 Jewelry
    • 1.5 breakable materials
    • 1.6 Prescribed medications
    • 1.7 Health insurance
    • 1.8 Other health articles
  • 2 general advice
  • 3 References

What's in the travel bag?

The following items must be included in the travel bag and organized in the following manner:


It is recommended to take the following steps to arrange the clothes in the travel bag: [1]
  • Collect the necessary clothes, provided that they are in almost the same colors, and that the upper clothes pieces are more than the lower pieces, and in appropriate numbers, for example, if the travel trip is for five days, it is necessary to put five jackets, two pants, and one skirt.
  • Choose clothes made of wool or cotton because they are less prone to wrinkles and considered versatile.
  • Wrap thin pieces of clothing, and arrange the roughest clothes. Cut the delicate clothes such as underwear, jeans, or cotton pants, and the woolen clothes do not wrinkle when wrapped, while the roughest pieces of clothes can be carefully arranged.
  • Place the wrapped pieces of clothing at the bottom of the bag.
  • Place the clothing pieces arranged over the wrapped pieces, starting with the longest pieces.
  • Cover the garments with a dry cleaning bag, and a bag can be placed between each layer of clothes.
  • Place belts around the inside of the bag, as it may help secure clothing.

the shoes

It is advised to place three types of shoes for each type of occasion, as it is not recommended to increase them because they take up a large area in the bag, and it is also advised to put them with sunglasses and electronic charger, by placing them in bags and arranging them at the ends of the bag. [1]


The following tips are recommended for choosing cosmetics: [1]
  • Bring versatile cosmetics, such as moisturizing lotion that can be used as a face cream, soap, shampoo, and wet wipes for the face and hands.
  • Protecting clothing items that might damage it, such as storing a rough hairbrush in socks.
  • Put similar cosmetics in airtight bags.


It is advised to store precious jewelry in a medicine box with seven spaces, or store it in nylon paper and a tissue paper, and in the event that you need to take very precious jewelry it is advisable to wear it during the trip to avoid the risk of being lost or stolen. [1]

Breakable materials

Breakable materials should be stored in pieces of clothing, placed in the center of the bag and surrounded in all directions. [1]

Prescribed medications

In the event that there are prescribed medications, the person needs to take them daily or as needed, they must be taken in a quantity sufficient for the duration of the trip, and it is advised to write a list of the necessary medications and leave them in the portable bag in the event that the other bag is lost or stolen, and in the event of travel to another country must take care and store the medicines In the following way: [2]
  • Take prescribed medications in their original packaging and with labels.
  • Indicate the generic name of the drug, because each drug has a different brand name from one country to another.
  • Check the embassy of the other country to verify whether the prescribed medications are illegal or narcotic.
  • Writing a letter from the doctor in the event that the person suffers from an old health problem, to explain the case and its treatment methods.

health insurance

The health insurance card must be taken in the travel bag, and to ensure that the health insurance covers the person if he travels to another country, and in the event that he did not cover, it is recommended to purchase supplementary health insurance in the event the person needs it. [2]

Other health articles

It is recommended to bring the following health articles: [2]
  • Aspirin or Provin.
  • Antihistamine.
  • Decongestant.
  • Medicine for motion sickness .
  • Medicine for diarrhea.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Dehydrated lotion bags.
  • Hydrocortisone cream 1%.
  • Water purification tablets.
  • A mild hypnotic drug.
  • An anti-anxiety drug.
  • Medical thermometer.
  • Medical labels of different sizes.
  • Medical gauze or wrap.
  • Sticky tape.
  • Small scissor with a flossed tip (scissors not allowed to carry in portable bags).
  • Forceps to remove shrapnel.
  • Antiseptic solution.
  • PH rate.
  • Mild laxative.
  • Cough medicine.
  • Antifungal lotion.
  • Antibacterial fat.
  • Antibiotic in case of traveler's diarrhea.
  • Anti-malarial drugs, if prescribed by the doctor.
  • Alcohol hand sanitizer.

General advice

The following tips should be followed when organizing the travel bag: [3]
  • Prepare a list in advance of the necessary contents of the travel bag and the portable bag.
  • Avoid staining clothes, especially light colors, when storing them in a travel bag, by turning them back and covering shoes before storing them.
  • Wrap clothes instead of arranging them and putting them in bags that can draw air in, so that you don't need to iron them.
  • Take advantage of every space in your travel bag to store small pieces.
  • Keep clothes fresh and smell nice by storing fragrances of clothes in your travel bag.
  • Keeping small electronic devices in addition to charging wires and headphones in lockable food storage bags to facilitate access to them. It is also recommended to store medicines, keys and cards in such bags.
  • Not to bring paper books in the travel bag, and load them on smart devices instead in order not to take up space.