The Ultimate Travellers Checklist: For Hot, Humid Climates

Less than two months left for Christmas… yikes! This is an excellent time to start preparing for a holiday. A lot of Sri Lankans like to travel to places such as Malaysia, India, Singapore, Indonesia, Maldives and Thailand, partly because the flights are reasonably priced.  Sometimes, we need a little help in packing. With that in mind, here is our traveller’s checklist for hot, humid weather.

UPDATE: If you’re planning on going somewhere cold, have a look at our checklist for cold weather


  • Sports shirts -these move moisture away from the body than conventional shirts
  • Lightweight pants/shorts/skirts – avoid jeans
  • Swimsuits (women) or shorts which can be used for swimming (men)
  • Underwear
  • Quick drying towels
  • A rain jacket


  • Sandals or canvas shoes,
  • Sport socks/quick drying socks as they move the moisture away from your feet/dry a lot faster
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Image Credit: Smartwomentravelers

For the heat:

  • Sunblock
  • A wide brimmed hat, as it provides all round protection for your head and neck
  • A water bottle to help combat dehydration
  • Sunglasses


  • Mobile phone+ charger
  • Digital camera+ chargers
  • Travel adaptors


  • Medicines,
  • Anti malarial tablets  (necessary for Sub Saharan African nations such as Kenya, Zambia, Nigeria, Ethiopia etc)
  • Plug in mosquito killer/citronella oil


  • Toiletaries bag:
  • Soap/shower gel
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Shampoo
  • Shaving gear
  • Medicines
  • Travel clothesline and soap flakes
  • Extra/dry bag to store wet clothes


  • Guidebook/Itinerary
  • Luggage/suitcase and carry on bag
  • Travel documents: Passports, visas, airline tickets/boarding passes
  • Travel Insurance

Liked this list? Leave your thoughts in the comments!

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Disclaimer: The views shared in this blog are based on the macro economic conditions & industry status quo as per the time of publishing.

2 thoughts on “The Ultimate Travellers Checklist: For Hot, Humid Climates

  1. Harley Heated Gloves November 5, 2014 / 7:17 am

    It’s difficult to find well-informed people in this particular topic. However, you sound like you know what you’re
    talking about! Thanks


    • HNB Assurance November 5, 2014 / 8:29 am

      Thank you for your kind words! I just might end up doing another one for colder weather later on, so be on the lookout!


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