International travel exposes you to changes in climate, temperature and diseases which can impact your health. You can minimise the health risks by taking few precautions before you travel. On this page we provide basic travel medical advice, for the latest travel advice specific to your destination please to www.smarttraveller.gov.au and world health organisation website
Before travel, consult your health professional to discuss:
- Duration of Travel
- Style of Travel
- Past Medical History
- Vaccination Requirements
- Pre-Existing Conditions
- Disease Prevention
Tips for long distance travellers
- Do frequent leg exercise, move around the cabin, stretch and take deep breaths regularly while seated
- Drink plenty of non-alcoholic beverages to prevent dehydration
- Eat lighter to avoid bloating
The three R's of Travel Vaccination
Routine Vaccinations (childhood or adult vaccinations)
For instance when crossing international borders certain vaccinations
- Yellow Fever
There are some vaccinations recommended when travelling overseas
specific to your destination. These may include:
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Japanese Encephalitis
If you have medical history, always carry summary of your medical history and your family doctors details with you.
Please see your doctor to identify your specific needs.
TAKE OUT ADEQUATE TRAVEL INSURANCE OR IF YOU NEED MEDICAL TREATMENT IN FOREIGN COUNTRY IT CAN COST YOU A LOT IN MEDICAL BILLS.