WD D-Healthy Traveler

Medications taken on a regular basis at home 3 mild

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Medications taken on a regular basis at home 3 Mild laxative Mild sleep aid or anti-anxiety medication Sterile syringes and needles Sunscreen 4 Water purification tablets Contact card Travelers should carry the name and contact details for their physician, together with information about any medical conditions, treatments, and medications, including generic drug names and doses. The contact card should 3 All medications should be stored in carry-on luggage, in their original containers with clear labels. Carry a duplicate supply in checked luggage. 4 SPF 15 or greater
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Healthy Traveler: Travel and Health Information from Quest Specialty Travel also include contact information for a family member still in the traveler’s home country and the home embassy or consulate in the destination country. Insurance for Travelers International travelers should be aware that medical care abroad is often only available at private medical facilities, and can be extremely expensive. In places where high-quality medical care is not readily available, travelers might need to be repatriated in the event of an accident or illness. Repatriation of the body can be costly and difficult to arrange if death occurs abroad. Travelers are advised to seek information about possible reciprocal health-care agreements between the country of residence and the destination country, and to obtain special traveler’s health insurance for destinations where health risks are significant and medical care is expensive and not readily available. Travel health insurance should include coverage for changes to the itinerary, emergency repatriation for health reasons, medical care in case of illness or accident, hospitalization, and repatriation of the body in case of death. Some countries now require proof of adequate health insurance as a condition of entry. Travelers should be familiar with the procedures to obtain medical assistance if needed while abroad, and should carry a copy of the insurance certificate, along with other important travel documents, in their carry-on luggage. Traveler’s Checklist When preparing for an international trip, travelers can use the following checklist as a guide: Determine local conditions Risks related to the destination (urban, rural, or remote) Type of accommodation (resort, local hotel, or camping) Length of stay Altitude Regional conflicts Standards of hygiene and sanitation Availability and quality of medical facilities Arrange a medical consultation Visit a physician or travel clinic 4-8 weeks prior to departure Receive required and recommended vaccinations Determine malaria risk and plan for prevention of mosquito bites, antimalarial drugs, mosquito net, and insect repellent Establish a plan for food hygiene Eat only thoroughly cooked food and drink only bottled water or packaged drinks Boil, filter, or disinfect water if bottled water will not be available Assemble a suitable medical kit Include items for basic first aid and items specific to the destination and the traveler’s personal needs Obtain prescription medications Subscribe to travel medical insurance Look for insurance that covers changes in itinerary, medical care, hospitalization, as well as repatriation.
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