Daily medications – When packing your checked luggage, remember that you run the risk of having things stolen, lost or damaged. Therefore, keep any prescription medications with you, along with any over-the-counter medications you may need during the flight.
Unsavoury characters love to take advantage of tourists. The following common scams from around the world could happen to anyone. So whilst we don’t want people to get too worried, we do have a few handy tips to ensure you don’t become a victim.
Unsafe drinking water is one of the leading sources of health problems when travelling and the ruin of many a holiday. Most travellers have experienced or heard of what is sometimes called Bali Belly, Montezuma’s Revenge or Delhi Belly. The symptoms are usually diarrhoea, nausea, cramps and bloating.
The excitement of organising your upcoming holidays and the stress of making sure you didn’t forget anything as you rush to the airport can be taxing on the human body. When you get to the airport and are finally seated on the plane, sometimes all you want to do is watch some in-flight entertainment and get some sleep.
Drink Bottled Water. Keep hydrated to avoid heatstroke but don’t drink from the tap. The tap water in Bali is often the source of many a tourist’s case of “Bali belly”. When in Bali, stick to canned drinks or bottled water. For more information see our article Drinking Water Overseas.
Crime levels are relatively low in Bali. However snatch-theft and theft from hotel rooms is not unfamiliar. Keep doors and windows securely locked when away from your room or at night. Carry only copies of your passports and travel documents leaving the originals locked up in your hotel room or better still the hotel’s safe.
A lot of health professionals do not recommend travelling after your 30th week. It is important you talk to your doctor or health professional as they can advise you on any vaccination or medications needed for your trip and which ones are safe during pregnancy.
Let relatives know your travel insurance details. When you receive your travel insurance always ensure your family and friends are aware of your travel insurance policy in the event something happens whilst you are away. Research the area you are going to. This way you can discuss with your GP if any precautions are required (such as vaccinations).
Travelling on a plane can be physically taxing on the body. Even healthy travellers are susceptible to picking up bugs on their journey. The following tips may help prevent arriving at your destination from feeling a little under the weather. Treat the symptoms before you fly and rest up.
When you are booking your flights you may be able to sign up for notifications by email or text message regarding any changes to your flights. If you are travelling abroad it is best to research whether you are required to take a power converter for your battery charger. Take your essential hearing aid equipment in your hand luggage.
Carry enough of your medication in your hand luggage in case of delayed or lost checked luggage. Ensure you also have an ample supply of prescription medication to allow for any possible travel delays. Ensure you carry your prescriptions in your hand luggage and the prescription labels match the passengers boarding pass.