HEALTHY INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL

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Families and individuals look forward to international travel as it very enjoyable. Many are times they fail to plan for their well being during the travel. The trip ends up being spent in health facilities and when they finally get back home, they are a sick and sad lot. What does one need to know when planning an international trip, alone, or as a family, to ensure immigration physical health“;l Below are six{6) tips for a healthy international travel.

Undertake a full body examination before embarking your travel. Immigration physical tests are also very important when traveling abroad. Find out health complications that you may be having and what medicines you require, and whether they are readily available in the place you are traveling to, or you will need to take them with you. Do this at least a month prior to travel in case you need more than one check up visits.

Check with your health provider if you need immunizations or vaccines for the place you are visiting. Visit immigration physical labs and update the vaccines u got during your childhood. The vaccines commonly needed, but not limited to, include; Hepatitis A and B, , Polio, Measles – mumps – rubella, Influenza (flu), Rabies, Yellow fever, Tetanus, Typhoid fever, Varicella (chicken pox), and Pneumococcal.

Pack a customized first aid kit in regards to what you may require. a specific journey. This includes;

medicine for diarrhea medicine and for upset stomach, antacid for indigestion, your prescription medicines, cough and sneeze drugs and pain relievers (aspirin, naproxen, or ibuprofen).

While traveling, be careful what you eat. Some countries have an increased risk of traveler’s diarrhea, take note of such. Always eat fresh, well-cooked food, from hygienic restaurants. Avoid buying foods on the street, dairy products that are not pasteurized and raw seafood. Buy fruits and peel them yourself. Drink bottled water, carbonated beverages and avoid ice. When brushing your teeth, it’s wise to use bottled water.

Be alert of your personal well-being. This covers a wide range of measures one should take to protect themselves. If you’re traveling to a place with a high risk of mosquito-borne illnesses, cover yourself especially at night. Carry enough mosquito repellents, and take malaria prophylaxis. do not swim freshwater lakes and streams which might harbor Schistosomiasis Try to avoid taking overcrowded means of transportation. Wear safety belts and drive safely. It’s important to wear a helmet when riding a bike or motorcycle. It’s always advisable not to drive at night and in unfamiliar territories

Finally, consider how to obtain health care while abroad. Know where the nearest medical facilities are and the fastest way to get there. Also plan financially. Take medical evacuation insurance for emergencies and seek to know from insurance provider whether you are covered even when abroad.

These are just a few of many tips and guidelines that might be relevant for international traveling. Most countries‘immigration physical health procedures recommend these guidelines as a minimum. However, each trip is unique and needs its own planning and preparation but these will generally give guidance on what preparations one should make health wise.

Have a safe and healthy travel.

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