Traveling abroad, getting to know new places and communing with different cultures has become one of the preferred activities for young people and adults. Because each country is so diverse and unique, it is important to recognize which destination is defined by each traveler and who is ready to visit.
Food, customs, climate or language are just some of the factors that come into play when defining each destination. However, as many tourists forget, they are familiar with the demographics of the area and the requirements for entering the country, many places need previous vaccines to avoid diseases and accidents.
ComparaOnline gives the following recommendations to avoid diseases when traveling abroad:
Yellow fever: This viral disease can be transmitted by infected mosquitoes in tropical and humid areas, so preventing it is the key to a safe and peaceful journey. Many countries already require a vaccination card against yellow fever, if not, entry into the country may be limited.
The vaccination certificate is required when entering countries such as Peru, Paraguay, Bolivia, Colombia and others. Brazil does not require vaccination, but recommends prevention because it is a tropical target for possible infection. If you travel to Australia, China, Philippines, India, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia, the yellow fever vaccine will be mandatory. As well as in most places in Africa.
To avoid this situation, it is important to vaccinate at least 10 days before the start of the journey. In Colombia, the vaccine is completely free, so you can get access to authorized points to use it. Continuous use of repellents or drugs that stop mosquitoes will help keep these insects away. In addition, if activities are carried out at dawn or dusk, wearing long clothes can help prevent their infection.
In addition to the yellow fever; Malaria, Chikungunya, Dengue and Zika are some of the diseases caused by mosquito bites. "Depending on the climatic conditions of each place to a greater or lesser extent, these viruses are developed, so it is important to be aware of each country's health regulations before traveling and to have travel insurance." Symptoms of these viruses can cause hospitalization for several days, which is why to avoid high expenses, help with travel can be a salvation "Confirms Inês Neves, Country Manager at ComparaOnline in Colombia.
Diseases of the respiratory system: Many travelers choose destinations depending on the season. There are those who like summer on exotic beaches such as Cancun, Miami or winter in Canada, the United States, France and Switzerland, where snow is ideal for sports such as snowboarding. Regardless of the season, it is important that the traveler takes into account the diseases that the weather can cause.
For some people, getting a cold during the journey may be common, but many serious respiratory diseases start with a normal cough, fatigue or general malaise. In this way, we need to be vigilant for any pain or discomfort during the journey, in addition to having a basic set of painkillers or first aid, there is travel assistance, which depending on the range can offer tourists professional medical assistance.
Gastrointestinal: food is part of the experience we have while traveling, trying new flavors is one of the attractions of exotic places such as Thailand, Indonesia, India, Greece, among others. The culinary customs of each place are varied and special, therefore it is better to be cautious in the gastronomy of other places to avoid possible complications and inconveniences.
It is important to avoid poisoning or ingestion of bacteria, check the cooking method of the food that the ingredients contain, and also choose the restaurant that we entered. The hygiene of this place plays an important role in the preparation of a good dish.
Indigestion and overeating can also spoil a great journey, eating in moderation, and slowly is the key to enjoying every taste. Currently, there are several sites that lead tourists with the recommended list of restaurants, which makes it easy to choose. "Without a doubt, before any situation in which a tourist needs medical help, it is advisable to first contact the insured and then know what steps to take," Neves assures.