The most important thing for anyone who wants to travel is the destination which should fit with the person’s taste and tendencies (partying, shopping, sight-seeing, climbing…). Then they will look for the appropriate hotel, cities to visit, the budget they’ll need and the best program for their journey.
But one of the most important things to take into account while planning for going abroad is health precautions in order to protect from risks and diseases and have the most enjoyable and safe trip.
Here are the most precious advice to have a healthy journey:
- Have a convenient travel insurance during all the duration of their stay. If they are planning to have specific activities like climbing, diving or other adventurous activities, they should get the right insurance for that.
- Travel vaccinations, which depend on the destination’s serious diseases as vaccination is a way of protection against many travel-related infections, such as yellow fever, typhoid and hepatitis A.
So the traveller should make the needed research in order to find out which vaccinations are necessary or recommended for the areas he will be visiting.
- Packing all health care necessities: First aid Kit, pills for fever, flu and diarrhea, insect repellent, sunscreen and moisturizing cream and other usual medicaments.
– Traveller should beat jet lag especially if he is travelling through several time zones, and this should also be done by some tips to follow before travelling:
- Get a full rest and have the necessary and sufficient hours for sleep the day before the flight
- Change your sleep habits several days before your trip according to your destination local time.
- Also try to sleep during the flight and make the right conditions which help to relax like using eyeshades and earplugs.
– Make sure that the food and water are not contaminated else the travellers should follow some basics in order to reduce the risks of the diseases and infections due to poor sanitation:
- Do not drink tap water or even use it to brush your teeth and use only Filtered, bottled, filtered or chemically treated water.
- Some developing countries use animal waste as fertilizer, the certain foods and specifically those growing close to the ground, such as fruits and vegetables, are subject to contamination and should be avoided
- Food from street traders especially those exposed to sunlight, dust, or also some insects.
- Raw or undercooked seafood or shellfish especially in countries known with sea pollution.
- Choose well where to eat, go to well reputed and safe restaurants.
- Always eat freshly prepared food that has been thoroughly cooked and served very hot.
- Use frequently the hand sanitizer.
The traveller should consider not only the research on the needed health precautions for the country he is visiting, but also his own health like if he have any allergy or chronic disease. So a medical consultation before and after travelling would be major and very useful as well.
These were some tips which differ depending on the destination and health precaution is the best way to have a safe and better journey with lower risks and more fun.