How you can plan your travel to prevent health problems

Travel related health problems arise from a variety of factors related to your travel environment e.g. holiday destination, types of activities, food and water quality.

Travel related health problems can also arise when a pre-existing medical condition worsens during travel.

Fortunately most travel related problems can be prevented with careful advanced planning. Consult your doctor or travel medicine clinic so that a travel plan can be discussed in detail.

Consider the destination and how the following might affect your underlying health condition.

Countries/Regions visitedAir qualityWater and food qualityPlanned activities are consistent with usual levels
Type of accommodation and facilities availableAltitudeAccessing health care

Any differences in electrical outlets and voltage
Season of travel: hot/cold/humidity
Check for any epidemicsFlexible ticketsCheck in early

Arrive before darkness