Your good health is paramount while traveling and taking simple precautions can drastically reduce your chances of falling ill.
Health Insurance An insurance package that covers your health, possessions and cancellations is imperative.
Immunizations Immunizations are critical – especially if you are planning to visit 3rd world countries. Many immunizations require a specific time period to take effect or require certain follow-up shots – so plan well ahead. You should record any immunization shots received on an official health certificate as this is often a requirement of visa applications.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention can advise you on current recommendations for your intended destination.
General Food and water are one of leading causes of illness for travelers. These simple tips can drastically reduce your chances of illness:
- If water is suspect, don’t take risk. This includes ice, food washed and prepared in water and swimming pools. Buy bottled water or boil/sterilize existing water.
- Only consume fruit and vegetables that can be pealed or are protected by an outer skin (bananas, oranges, pineapple etc)