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7 hacks for staying healthy while traveling

20/05/2024
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When planning a trip, it’s important to prioritize your health and hygiene. We advise you always to check the last (health) risk programs for the region where you’re going to visit. Check with your own government for the latest info about your destination.

1. Get the essential vaccinations

Staying informed about health risks specific to your destination and consulting with healthcare providers for recommended vaccinations before traveling to any destination are important steps in ensuring a safe and healthy journey.

2. Don’t forget to pack DEET repellents

Protecting yourself against insect bites is crucial in a tropical climate to prevent insect-borne diseases such as malaria or dengue fever. Using insect repellents containing DEET and wearing long sleeves and pants, especially during dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active, helps minimize exposure.

3. Bring medications & first aid kit

Packing important medications such as those for diarrhea, allergies, and motion sickness ensures you’re prepared for unexpected health issues during your travels. Including a first-aid kit with bandages, disinfectant wipes, and pain relievers adds an extra layer of safety.

4. Most easy one, but so important: stay hydrated and wash your hands

An important reminder that you should always remember to stay hydrated , especially if the country has a hot climate. Carrying a reusable water bottle and drinking plenty of fluids throughout the day is important. You can also consider electrolyte solutions to bring back lost fluids. Additionally, practicing good hygiene by washing hands frequently with soap and water, especially before eating or handling food, helps prevent the spread of illnesses.

5. Pay attention to what you eat

When it comes to food, being cautious of street food and ensuring that meals are properly cooked and prepared minimizes the risk of foodborne illnesses.

6. Emergency Preparedness

Don’t hesitate to ask for help from your travel companions or the local guide if necessary. They can assist you in finding the right care. Many places have clinics or pharmacies where you can get treatment. In case of an emergency, familiarize yourself with the local emergency contact number for the country you’re visiting. This ensures that you can get help quickly when needed.

7. Travel with an experienced travel organisation

Traveling with an experienced travel organisation offers not only adventure and authentic experiences but also peace of mind. With a group tour and/or a local guide by your side, you are not only on your way to unforgettable experiences but also to the right help when needed. 

So why not join us for a safe and enjoyable group/individual tour? With CultureRoad, you’ll have a great time with expert guidance and support!

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