Dying to travel after Corona? These health tips will help you prepare for almost anything on your post-COVID vacation abroad.
Wondering when will it be safe to travel again? Have you grown tired of travel movies, virtual tours, and travel magazines being your only source of travel inspo during the pandemic and are dying to travel once again?
If you love and miss travelling to foreign lands and are fed up of only being able to take road trips of late, you’re probably just waiting for the world to open up and travel to start up again in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
But before you pack your bags, dig out your passport and get ready to head out into the blue yonder, here are some health tips to stay safe on your post-COVID vacation abroad.
Vacations are typically times of great fun and entertainment that allow us to ignore the problems of daily life and enjoy ourselves. But there’s always the possibility of something going wrong and raining on your parade.
Whenever you travel to a foreign country, especially, there are a lot of things you have to keep in mind. Health problems and injuries are some of the most common problems vacationers face.
When you’re out running around having fun, the likelihood of getting injured or catching an infection increases significantly. You don’t want to have to deal with these problems when you’re far away from home on your vacation.
There are a lot of things you need to prepare for when planning a trip and medical care should be at the top of that list. These health tips will help you prepare for almost anything on your vacation abroad:
#1. Save the emergency numbers for your area
Depending on where you travel, the numbers for police or medical care may be different than what you are used to. Make sure you verify and save the numbers are in case you run into trouble.
You should also make sure you always have a Smartphone with GPS enabled and have decent reception where you’re staying. This is most important for those vacationing far away from civilization, such as on camping trips.
#2. Don’t forget your travel insurance
When you get travel insurance, make sure it covers medical expenses in foreign countries as well. The last thing you want is a trip to the hospital, especially when you are the one footing the bill.
Nothing says ruined vacation like spending all your money on a stay in the hospital. So, buy the best travel insurance plans and make sure to get one that will cover any medical expenses you might run into.
Better to be safe than sorry, right?
#3. Get all your vaccinations
While finding the best medical facilities and the best travel insurance is important when you travel, there are also some things you can do to protect yourself and make sure you don’t need any medical aid in a foreign land.
The best way to do this is to ensure you get healthy before you even leave. It’s essential to get a checkup and take all the required vaccinations before going on a trip, especially one out of the country.
If the COVID-19 vaccine is available in your country, make sure you get the vaccine plus the booster shots well before you travel, as it takes a few weeks for your body to build immunity after vaccination.
Besides COVID-19, there may be other nasty bugs out there that your body is not used to dealing with, and these can make you really sick, too. So you want to make sure you get those shots.
#4. Stock up on immune-system supplements
You just cannot be too careful when travelling during a pandemic. The best way to avoid coming down with infections is to give your immune system a good boost.
Even if you’re not used to taking supplements, it’s a good idea to stock up on Vitamin C and carry some immune system supplements to boost immune system function.
#5. Carry a first-aid kit
If you’re travelling somewhere secluded, like a camping trip, make sure to bring a first aid kit. While this may not seem as important if you’re staying at a Club Mahindra resort in Maldives, it still cannot hurt.
But if you’re far away from medical attention, you do not want to be left without any medications that you require on a regular basis, such as your asthma or diabetes medications. So make sure you carry a mini first-aid kit that has all the essentials you will possibly need.
Band-aids, disinfectant, hand sanitiser, masks and anything else you might need to kill germs or avoid catching infections should all be a part of your medical kit.
Vacations are a lot of fun and a great way to refresh your mind and spirit, but having unexpected medical emergencies crop up can ruin the whole trip for you. Using the tips above you can mitigate or even prevent this from happening.
By properly preparing for all eventualities and making sure you’re mitigating the risks of getting sick, you can better enjoy your trip without having the flu or a cold drag you down.
Check out some RCI-affiliated resorts in Maldives if you’re wondering where to travel during COVID or where to take post-COVID vacations.
Don’t forget to wear a mask and carry hand-sanitiser everywhere you go until the pandemic is over.