How to create the perfect travelling health checklist
International Medical Waves

When planning that longed-for trip, it’s easy to drift off in dreams of cruises, cocktails and ecxiting new adventures. But a long-awaited holiday can easily go awry if you or one of your travelling companions start feeling unwell, especially now when the COVID-19 Pandemic is still a part of our everyday lives.

We believe that checking the boxes on your very own travel health checklist will mean that you are covered for minor illnesses as well as those that might require expensive medical treatment, so here’s how you can create the perfect travel health checklist so that you can be as prepared as possible for your trip and enjoy it in the fullest.

Firstly, your GP will be best positioned to provide advice on anything regarding being safe on your trip, since they know if you have a pre-existing condition that might require medication or affect your trip in some way. So don’t forget to consult your GP before your holiday to be able to get the most out of your new trip!

What is also a must for your travel health checklist is to check whether your destination puts you at risk of any diseases that might need a specific vaccination or medication, such as malaria or typhoid. In this way, you can be safe and ready for your trip without having any doubts.

Last but not least, you should pack your very own first-aid kit. You should definitely include masks and antiseptic to protect yourself from COVID-19. Don’t forget to pack some painkillers, plasters, antihistamines, insect repellent and bite treatment. And lastly, sunscreens and an aftersun are a must to enjoy the sun and be protected.

So be sure to create your perfect checklist to be always prepared for an awesome and safe trip!