Travel Tips

Medical Tips Before You Travel

4 Medical Tips Before You Travel

After relaxing on beaches and staying in Bali villas, there is a high chance you’re going to get the travel bug. However, before you begin on your world travels – when you’re checking out as many countries as possible – you need to ensure you have a clean bill of health. You also need to make sure you’re going to be as safe as possible in every country you visit. Don’t go jet-setting without doing the following.

Getting Your Vaccinations

At least two months before you are set to travel, make an appointment with your GP to ensure you are up to date with all your vaccinations. Because some injections take a while to become active, or you need more than one treatment, the more in advance you can visit your GP, the better. You may be on island time after relaxing at Bali villas, but your health is imperative. You may need to check you have had immunisations for measles, polio, tetanus, rubella, and even diphtheria.

Know the Ins and Outs of Prescription Medication

Unlike domestic travel, travelling overseas with prescription medication is not as straightforward as you may think and it may take several weeks to organise. When you travel with prescription medication, make sure you have a letter from your doctor which includes the dosage, the type, your name, and how much you must carry for the time you are away.

If you are carrying a drug which includes ingredients considered “drugs of addiction” in other countries, you may also run into trouble. Check to see whether the country you are visiting allows you to carry that particular drug or whether you need a customs clearance.

Shut-Eye on a Plane

How to Get Much-Needed Shut-Eye on a Plane

Whether the thought of relaxing in Bali villas has you excited and unable to sleep, or your plane seat neighbour is snoring beside you, sometimes that shut-eye you so desperately require can evade you. However, not all is lost. There are ways you can get a few hours of sleep on a plane before arriving at your holiday destination.

We have included a few standout options below that are well worth trying. After all, wouldn’t you rather turn up to your hotel bright-eyed and bushy-tailed instead of wanting to sleep the day away?

Wear Comfortable Clothing

While your tight jeans and restrictive shirt may look stylish and sleek as you make your way through the airport, you may regret the decision as soon as you get on the plane. Having to sit for hours on end in clothing that isn’t comfortable can make any chance of sleep impossible.

Instead of wearing clothes for fashion’s sake, wear them for comfort. Loose-fitting pants, sweatshirts, and even soft shoes or slippers can make all the difference. You may be able to nod off to sleep far quicker when you feel comfortable and relaxed.

Don’t Make it a Big Deal

Thinking about how much you need to go to sleep when on the plane can mean you have a harder time doing so. The more you stress about the importance of restful slumber, the less likely you are to achieve it. Therefore, if you’re struggling to fall asleep, make it more of an “if it happens, it happens” situation. Enjoy your surroundings but if your eyes get heavy, go with it. If not, there is always time for a nap when you arrive at your luxurious Bali villas.