There's nothing like the problem of health issues when it comes to jetsetters who enjoy flying and riding to different destinations all year long. This is understandable, as traveling, much more when it's constant and to far places, weakens the body's immune system as you deal with jet lag, new environments, different time zones, changes in climate and the overall atmosphere of a place. To stay healthy and well for your next flight, take note of these helpful tips.
Get vaccinated. Do some research on the common and current sicknesses in your destination and protect yourself from catching these. Information regarding such health issues can usually be found on government and national health agency websites. This way, you won't risk catching something contagious which would prolong your stay in the country or let you be quarantined.
Make sure your health insurance is in order. Medical costs in foreign countries are generally expensive and most local policies don't cover health issues that may arise outside. If you can afford it, purchase a short-term policy so you can be sure of having a back-up plan should anything untoward happen to you.
Bring prescriptions for medications or for filling them. If you have a condition that needs constant medication, have a letter from your doctor with you and all of the necessary prescriptions for the pills you're carrying. Check with the embassy of the country you're going to for information on what drugs are prohibited. Label your medications clearly, and have them in the original bottles or packages if possible. If you have allergies, asthma or other medical conditions that may require instant treatment, make sure your medicines and items like inhalers are always with you. Pack a first-aid kit as well.
Know where you're going. If it's a tropical or a hot and dry country, make sure to have plenty of sunscreen. If you're going to a place with plenty of vegetation, include insect repellant in your suitcase. It doesn't take too much effort to take care of yourself and make sure you stay free of any health issues while traveling so have some foresight so you can enjoy your stay abroad!