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Safe summer travel: Tips for staying healthy while exploring new destinations

Exploring new destinations during the summer is exciting, but it's important to stay healthy and safe while doing so. Here are some tips to ensure your travels are safe and healthy:


Health and safety precautions for traveling during the vacation season:


  • Do your research before you travel: Learn about your destination, including entry requirements, security, and health risks, such as mosquito- or food-borne illnesses.

  • Vaccinations and medical insurance: Make sure you have all necessary vaccinations for your destination and consider obtaining travel medical insurance to cover any medical emergencies during your stay.

  • Sun protection: Use broad-spectrum sunscreen with an appropriate SPF and reapply regularly, especially if you will be spending a lot of time outdoors.


Tips to avoid common travel health issues and stay healthy on the road:


  • Hydration: Stay well hydrated by drinking bottled or treated water. Avoid excessive consumption of alcohol and caffeinated beverages that can dehydrate you.

  • Safe food: Be careful about what you eat and drink, especially in destinations with different hygiene standards. Opt for cooked and bottled foods, avoid unfiltered ice and wash fruits and vegetables with safe water.

  • Regular movement: If you travel by plane or car for long periods, get up and move regularly to prevent deep vein thrombosis and fatigue.


Finally, prepare a travel first aid kit. At Farmacia Paseo del Mar we help you prepare it. The first aid kit should contain essentials such as painkillers, motion sickness medication, stomach pain medication, insect repellent, adhesive bandages, bandages, hand sanitizer and any prescription medication you may need.


By following these tips and preparing properly, you can enjoy your summer travels safely and healthily and have a fantastic and adventurous trip!

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