How to prepare and deal with the risks
Do you have to travel for professional reasons or simply for vacation? If knowing a new country is rather gratifying, we must not forget the measures to be taken in terms of your health to be well protected once you arrive abroad. Here are our three tips before you go.
Find out enough about the country of destination
There are now electronic guides that allow you to consult health sheets by country online. Thus, you will find for your destination, all the necessary information concerning:
• The health protocol linked to the COVID pandemic,
• Existing illnesses,
• The risk of insect stings or bites,
• Daily hygiene measures to be observed (drinks, food, heat, hydration, clothing advice, etc.)
Thus, with this reliable information, you can prepare for your trip with peace of mind. You will know what you need to pack in your suitcase to better protect yourself (first aid kit, medical treatments, rehydration solutions, etc.).
Compulsory or recommended vaccines
To travel to certain countries, it is necessary or strongly recommended to be vaccinated against diseases that persist in specific geographical areas. You may therefore be required to take one or more vaccinations before leaving. Among the most common we find:
- Yellow fever
- Hepatitis A and B
- Meningococcal disease
Make an appointment with your doctor at least six weeks before your departure date to have these vaccinations. In addition, he may prescribe treatments to take during your stay, such as antimalarials.
Note that we are authorized to carry out all the necessary vaccines for trips abroad.
Travel health insurance
It is strongly recommended during your travels outside of Canada, to take out travel insurance. The latter will cover your possible expenses in the event of a medical evacuation.
Finally, for more information, do not hesitate to contact one of our travel health clinics. One of our experts will be on hand to assist you in your preparation.