Summertime is here and with the recent heatwave in the U.K, holiday spirits have been lifted, and those who have a holiday booked are packing their essentials However, when chasing the sun in an exciting new city abroad, you must remember to keep these health tips in mind.
Disease Control and Prevention
If you’re visiting a high-risk area, such as Brazil, visiting your local GP four to six weeks before travelling is imperative. You need to consult with your local GP and make sure all vaccinations are up to date for the country you are visiting and ensure that you are sufficiently supplied with the correct prescriptions.
After visiting your local GP for protection, travel insurance is a necessity. This will cover you in the event of any illness or accident, and will make sure that you can travel with all of the peace of mind that you will need. As a top tip, the earlier you look for your insurance, the cheaper it will be. Also, don’t forget to take copies of your insurance with you, or save them to your devices digitally, as this will be handy should the worst happen.
Vaccinations can prevent diseases such as hepatitis A and typhoid, but there’s little protection that you can get for eating something dodgy which can give you a series of stomach difficulties. Street food is a staple for a number of countries, so definitely don’t miss out on trying new things. However, you definitely should make sure you wash any fruit or vegetables before eating, as you could spend most of the time in the bathroom rather than partying the night away!
When the sun is beating down, one of the most important things for your health is to stay hydrated. It is advised to drink filtered or bottled water from a local shop as the sanitation system may not be trustworthy in many countries abroad. So, on day one, make a trip to a local shop or speak to staff in your hostel or hotel and get yourselves some bottles of water that you can keep in the room and that you can carry around with you. Make sure that you have plenty, as you should drink at least two litres a day - and more so when it’s hot outside.
Sunscreen is one of the first items you should pack in your suitcase to avoid those sleepless nights, with your burnt shoulders rubbing against the sheets. THEYE have a series of microspray suncreams which can easily fit in your hand luggage, and you can carry around with you in your small bag or pocket wherever you head - be it shopping for the day, or climbing a mountain. Make sure you purchase this in advance of you travelling, so that you have this ready as soon as you hit the airport.
Also, you may not suit a snazzy baseball cap or like to walk around with a t-shirt on in 40 degree heat, but these are also essential to avoid being burnt and will make all the difference.
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