Tips for Safe, Healthy Trips

June 2015

    Before you go
    Traveling overseas? Ask your doctor or local travel health clinic what vaccines you need, and when to get them.

    You can learn about common vaccines here.

    On your way
    Here's some advice for healthier flights:

  • Choose a daytime flight.
  • Have remedies on hand if you get airsick.
  • Drink water to stay hydrated.
  • Avoid alcohol, caffeine and heavy food.

After you arrive

The most common conundrum for world travelers? Diarrhea.

Here's how to protect yourself:

  • Drink only bottled water or soft drinks (no ice).
  • Avoid undercooked meat or fish.
  • Boil water for at least three minutes before drinking.
  • Skip food from street carts and vendors.