Travel Health Tips You Need To Know

Travel Health Tips You Need To Know

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post.  There is no compensation.  All thoughts are my own and no others.  This post is now in the guidelines of the FTC. Travel Health Tips

It’s finally that glorious time of year again where I can escape the day to day hustle and jet off somewhere completely new. The summer is one of the best times of year for me because it’s a perfect chance to live a little, eat a lot and relax.

One of the things we don’t really consider when leaving to go on holiday is health and medicine. It’s something we don’t want to think about, but also something which can be integral to keeping us safe and happy during the holidays. Here are some of my tips for staying healthy during travel.

Travel Health Tips


The key to any successful holiday is preparation, and although it might not be the most fun thing to do it is essential unless you want to forget your toothbrush or tablets. There are plenty of ways to prepare for a healthy holiday, and the those is to get a check up a week or so before you go. It means that you can be sure you are healthy and that you have enough medication to set you on your way. You can also ask about vaccinations depending on your destination.

Make sure you get yourself a medical kit set up for the trip as well with all the essentials. Here are my top picks:

  • Paracetamol
  • Aspirin
  • Antihistamine
  • Plasters
  • Bandage
  • Antiseptic
  • Bug repellent
  • Tools (scissors, tape, pins)
  • Cold and flu tablets
  • Ear drops

Travel vaccinations

No one likes having a needle stuck in their arm, and it’s a challenge enough to make most people get their flu jab done. However, if we want to stay healthy and protected against foreign diseases we need to think about getting vaccinations for illnesses such as polio and yellow fever. You can double check with your doctor whether you need them, but it might be worth playing it safe anyway.

Travelling with the elderly

If you or your family member are elderly, you will likely need a few more items with you on your travels. Many older folk struggle with respiratory issues and you can buy oxygen plus handheld oxygen for the trip. Make sure you have a spare pair of glasses in case one breaks, ensure you are fit enough to travel to your destination and think about getting emergency evacuation insurance in case you get stranded somewhere.


Travelling with a disability will often mean more planning for the trip. You will need to think about arranging a wheelchair transport, guide dogs, and get a larger seating area on the plane. Research beforehand the medical facilities you will have in the area because this will make a massive difference when you get there.

Food and drink

If like me and half of the population, you are trying to lose weight and stay healthy on your trip, you can find many amazing fresh foods abroad. Often the hotter countries will have amazing fruits and vegetables on offer because their climate simply suits it better. So you can enjoy snacking on plenty of yummy, fresh food during your holiday and stay healthy.

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post.  There is no compensation.  All thoughts are my own and no others.  This post is now in the guidelines of the FTC.

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