10 Health and Safety Travel Tips Every Traveler Should Know
Travelling has changed a lot recently, make sure you follow these travel tips for a healthy and safe trip!
Traveling can be kind of dangerous, especially if you’re traveling to another country you’ve never been to. You never know who you might run into at an airport or just walking around your hotel. If you are traveling this year, here are ten health and safety travel tips every traveler should know.
Travel Tips Every Traveler Should Know
Bring Good Walking Shoes
This is important if you’re traveling somewhere you’ve never been. It can’t hurt to have good walking shoes with you because you never know when you’ll need to walk somewhere far.
Know the Quality of Tap Water
It’s not safe to drink the water in some countries! Do your research before you go so you know if the tap water is safe to drink before you drink it! Places such as Mexico advise against drinking the water, and you will need to have bottled drinking water to stay hydrated while you are there.
Know About Travel Scams in the Area You’re Traveling
Different areas of the world will have varying travel scams. These travel scams are built around unknowing tourists such as yourself. Do your research and be aware of these before you go.
Write Down Your Emergency Contact Information
Keep this information handy with someone at home as well just in case something happens, and you need to get ahold of your emergency contact quickly.
Choose Your Ground Transportation Wisely
Taking an Uber or Lyft isn’t always safe, and sometimes renting a car might be a better option. Know what the best type of ground transportation is before you travel.
Take Mother Nature Into Account
Different areas of the world are affected by different types of weather. While it may not be hurricane season where you live, it could be monsoon season in the area you’re visiting.
Consider Health Threats Before You Travel
The CDC is responsible for not only telling you about diseases and other areas that are high risk, but they do this for travelers too! Check the website before you travel to see if there are any health risks you need to be aware of before you travel.
Make a Copy of Important Documents
If you have to travel with any type of important document, make a copy. It’s easier to replace what you lost if you have a copy.
Research your Destination Before You Leave
It’s not only important to research your destination before you leave to better plan your trip, but also to stay safe. Some places will have poor reviews or other red flags that can help you be prepared when you arrive.
Know the Laws of Where You’re Visiting
Laws vary by country and even by state. Know what the laws are for the area you are traveling in before you go. Some states have varying drinking ages and even what you can and can’t bring into the country.
It’s so important to keep these safety and health tips handy when you travel! Whether you’re traveling internationally or domestically, keep these tips handy the next time you go anywhere!