Monday, July 11, 2011

Tips for Safe and Healthy Travelling

While travelling abroad is full of fun, the preparation part can be pretty frustrating. You must fulfil a long list of requirements according to the airport and country’s regulations. Depending on where you are going, you have to pack your bags, get your passport and visa and above all, schedule an appointment with a travel clinic for necessary travel immunisation and medicine.

However, getting immunisation is not enough, you need to get immunization cards and carry them along when travelling abroad. What all travel vaccines you need depend on the country you visit and the duration of your stay. Many times if you’re own and your children’s routine vaccinations are up to date then you'll be fine, but for certain countries, especially those in tropical regions, you need immunization against diseases such as yellow fever, typhoid and Meningitis. Best thing is to speak to an experienced travel doctor about travel immunization you require. This one decision can make or break your trip.

Another thing you need to know is what you are allowed to carry when you are on board the airplane. All countries have a list of things that they refuse to be carried into their country. On the other hand, there are certain things that these countries don’t allow to leave their borders. It's better to check the rules and regulations of the country you are visiting beforehand than getting into trouble unwittingly and losing things on the airport. The airports and airlines have fixed regulations about the correct size and weight of luggage. You can be charged exorbitant fee for going over the permitted weight so it's best to find out the rules and regulations to avoid any unnecessary hassle and charges.

International travel is usually considered to be somewhat expensive but with proper planning and budgeting, you can bring down the costs considerably. All you need to do is to do some research and homework. Find out the regulations and requirements so you don't have to pay any penalties.

Travel Clinic New York is one of the leading travel clinics of New York that offer advice on travel medicine and travel immunization. For more information about their services please visit their website