Health Advice For Those Going Abroad

Hey Guys,

Last week I talked about my journey about Croatia.But, I wanna talk about more important thing which is health on vacation abroad. Yeahhh.. You didn’t think about it, right? 😀 I know and I wrote a great article.. Keep going..

International Health Insurance

When traveling, it is always crazy. First of all we must define what the travel destination and, especially, how many days you will stay there. That’s done just pack your bags, separate documents, charge the battery from the camera and wait eagerly for the day to arrive!

But what many people end up forgetting and, in many cases, do not give more importance to learn more travel tips that hiring a health travel insurance or trip assistance.

It’s so much to resolve before traveling, that such an important item ends up going unnoticed. But have you ever stopped to think if, by chance, something unexpected happens?

A broken leg, fainting, pain unbearable tooth, or even stop you behind bars? After all, you usually do not know all laws of the country you are visiting, which may be normal in your city may be cause for arrest in another.

Anyway, there are several events that can ruin a trip if you are not prevented. Of course, no one wants anything bad to happen and your ride is very quiet, so you can enjoy and rest, but following the adage ‘prevention is better than cure “.

There are different types of insurance travel health that depend greatly on what you want to buy, there are those that offer the greatest value for medical and dental, others already include spending on lawyers and guarantees, repatriation services in the event of death or lost luggage assistance, plus coverage for personal accident and travel exchange.

The standard for any unforeseen event that may occur during the trip, is to always contact the customer service of the chosen insurance, explain what is happening and receive instructions on how the situation will be resolved. So before you embark, make sure you have the phone the insurer and is with the voucher in one handy place.

Some assistance companies think of their welfare and provide numbers for international calls, which often even longer included in the codes of collect calls. It is extremely important to always have these contacts, in addition to your policy number, it is best to always carry them in my wallet.

Passenger’s Health Guide

Learn what to do if you need to transport drugs, how to avoid discomfort during long flights and a warning about safe food

Before traveling internationally, it is important to know in advance the care that must be taken to health. Consult your doctor for an evaluation, especially if people with some disease. Avoid traveling in the presence of any acute infectious disease. If you need to use drugs during the trip, get the prescription and keep it with you. Remember to get enough medication for the whole trip.

Do I need any vaccinations?

Currently, the World Health Organization defines vaccination against Yellow Fever as the only requirement for entry in the signatory countries of the International Health Regulations that adopt this measure. The International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis is the official document proving immunization and is issued Guidance Centres for Health Traveler ANVISA and Accredited scattered throughout the country. Carry with you the National Vaccination Card and identification Government-issued photo. Accessing the Internet Information System Ports, can prepare a travel itinerary that will indicate the required vaccinations for entry into the destination country and care about your health, and perform the pre-registration form to expedite your care and identify the closest to your residence center.

How should I act if I get sick during the flight?

If you get sick within the aircraft, report it to the flight crew, who will take appropriate action and alert the health care of where you are moving. In shifts over four hours, the prolonged immobility increases the risk of venous thrombosis. So, try to exercise every two or three hours. If you belong to the group of high risk for this disease, remember to consult a doctor.

What care do I need after arriving to my destination?

A common problem when traveling is diarrhea caused by ingestion of contaminated food or water. Always be alert to safety and quality of what you eat or offers children. Some species of birds and mammals can also transmit infectious diseases, including in urban areas. So avoid close contact with live or slaughtered poultry. If you suffer assault by domestic or wild mammals, immediately wash the area with soap and water and seek medical attention. Furthermore, in the case of influenza, there are new circulating viruses each year. Therefore, vaccination is annual. Eating well, and adopt healthy hygiene habits and avoiding stress are the most effective means of prevention.

What should I do if I get sick after returning from the trip?

After returning from the trip, if she has a fever or other symptoms such as diarrhea, skin problems or breathing, seek immediate health care and inform the regions visited.

See you againn….



Published:September 15, 2014


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