5 Things You Need To Know Before You Travel
Here at the London Vaccination Clinic we’re all about seeing the world. A successful trip – be it business or pleasure – requires some simple preparation before you jet off. Read on to discover the five things you need to know before you travel.
- Medical Insurance
This is a must. Medical insurance is there to provide financial assistance abroad – from lost luggage to hospital bills. Look for policies that provide repatriation – this covers the cost of bringing you home should you fall ill or have an accident.
- Water Bottle
Apart from the fact that single-use bottles are damaging the environment, they’re not advisable when travelling to parts of the world where sanitation is an issue. A reusable bottle with a filter is an essential travel companion. The filter really does purify the water so that it’s clean enough to drink.
- Medical Kit
Tummy kits are useful, as are basic injury kits and a sterile kit. This covers you against trips, falls or minor injuries.
Think about taking more medication than you need – and divide it up into two bags. That way if one bag goes rogue, you have a second vital set of medicine while you’re away.
- Mosquito Kit
Another absolute must for pretty much all overseas travellers. Mosquitos bite during the day or at night, depending on the disease they carry – so you’re going to need to take a kit with you.
Watch our short YouTube video: https://youtu.be/72W_UcUfOnc
Our CEO and specialist immunisation and travel health nurse, Katy Peters, explains in more detail about these five essentials.