Travel lends exposure to a variety of environments. They are many factors that become detrimental to a travelers health such as sudden change in temperature, humidity, altitude etc. Therefore there are some basic guidelines that a traveler should follow for the overall safety of her health.
Learn about your destination: Anticipate issues that might arise and take proactive steps. Learn about possible health emergencies at your destination. If there is a possibility of contracting a particular disease, figure out whether there is a vaccine available for the same.
Thorough check up:
Make sure that you ascertain that you are in complete good health before you embark on a trip. Certain trips may be more demanding on your stamina and immunity. Do ensure that you have the necessary immunity.
Depending on the prevalent diseases in the area of your travel, do ascertain whether there are certain vaccinations that you can take in order to help you take preventive action against them.
It is imperative that you carry a medical kit with basic medicines to treat common ailments and injuries.
Eat thoroughly cooked food and avoid eating raw food. Drink water from safe sources and as far as possible drink water from well sealed bottled water.
Make sure that you manage to stay in accommodation that has good hygiene standards.
Specific Local Diseases:
Be aware of the specific local diseases and get the requisite immunization against them.
Travel Medical Insurance
Nobody likes to be sick on a vacation. Most holidays are costly enough but often the added burden of medical expenses during a vacation can break your budget. Hence it is always advisable to ensure that you have enough medical insurance cover when you travel. This will give you the security that you can avail professional medical counsel and receive proper treatment.
Medical Examination after travel
It is advisable to have a medical examination after return from a vacation. This will help detect any dormant infections/ diseases that one might have picked up while on travel. When the risk of exposure to diseases/infections on a vacation is high, then this measure will definitely help in keeping you in good health.