Travelling for Diwali

04.11.2018 Category: Travel Health Author: Anna Chapman

Diwali, the Festival of Lights, will be celebrated all over the world on October 19.

Will you be travelling abroad to join the festivities?  Make sure you prepare for a safe and healthy trip.

Advice for travellers

Last minute advice is invaluable – be sure to see your healthcare provider to discuss your trip. Vaccines and malaria tablets, if required, can be given just before travel. If you have any medical conditions, discuss your travel plans with your doctor or hospital specialist, even if vaccines or malaria tablets are not needed.

Reduce your risk of illnesses such as travellers’ diarrhoea by avoiding high-risk food and water and wash hands thoroughly.

Take care to avoid insect bites. If you are taking malaria tablets, remember to complete the course of tablets as recommended.

Watch for symptoms such as fever or flu-like illness which require urgent medical attention. Travellers with fever, bloody diarrhoea, abdominal pain, confusion, jaundice or a rash need to seek immediate emergency advice from a doctor or clinic.

Take care with your safety, especially in busy areas, around water and while in cars or public transport.

For more detailed advice about your travel destination, book a travel consultation appointment.

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