International Travel: 10 Tips for a Healthy Trip

Here are some suggestions to help ensure you stay healthy when you travel to other countries.

  1. Plan your trip ahead. Have medical and dental check-ups before you leave.
  2. Be aware of local health risks.
  3. Find out which vaccinations you should get.
  4. See your doctor at least 6-8 weeks before you leave, especially if you need vaccination.
  5. Take along your regular medicines in their original containers.
  6. Ask your health care provider for extra prescriptions of your regular medication, in case your medication is lost or stolen, as well as the summary of your medical history.
  7. Take along a first-aid kit and familiarize yourself with how to use all the items included.
  8. Be aware of symptoms in case of local diseases.
  9. Consider purchasing a supplemental policy that covers any medical and transport costs abroad.
  10. Find out the phone numbers and addresses to contact in the case of emergency.

 

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