Travel smart

Spending your vacation in an exotic location is exciting, and nowadays it’s a luxury that has to be carefully saved for and planned beforehand.

Whether you’re touring the ancient sites, going on a let-your-hair-down package round of beaches and nightclubs, or whether you’re into natural wonders and white-water rafting adventures, don’t forget to do a little health research on the region.

Travel agents will inform you of the necessary inoculations and travel medical insurance, but only you know your own medical history. Ask the medical Travel expert anything you need to know about the country you’ll be travelling in, such as what to do you do if you lose your medication in London, can one drink the water in Namibia, or do you need to take anti-malaria medication if you're visiting Mozambique? Get your answers from the Travel expert.

Read more:
On the road: travel safety tips
Pack these 10 things first

(Joanne Hart, Health24, June 2011)

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