Travel has always at it’s most fundamental level been about freedom. Over the years there have been necessary limitations on that freedom, for security needs or the purposes of public health for example, and by and large they have been reasonable and acceptable, but this newly proposed ‘vaccine passport’ for Covid19 is a step too far. It places unparalleled restrictions on our freedom to travel with no clear clinical justification, is immoral, unethical and even illegal in many countries, and should never be imposed on any traveller anywhere.
Travelling the world exposes you to a lot of things, but one thing that many travellers don’t think about is the exposure to germs and viruses, or the simple steps they can take to keep themselves clean, germ free and healthy. Find out how to stay germ free and avoid getting sick when you travel with these easy hygiene tips.
Tagged with: Coronavirus
, COVID 19
, Delhi belly
, dengue fever
, falling ill abroad
, falling ill abroad without insurance
, feeling sick abroad
, Fit For Travel
, getting a cold while traveling
, getting sick abroad
, getting sick in a foreign country
, getting sick on your travels
, hand washing
, how to stop myself getting ill abroad
, ill abroad compensation
, ill abroad no insurance
, mosquito bites
, NHS choices
, sick on holiday
, sickness and diarrhea abroad
, travel health
, travel hygiene
, travel illness
, travel sickness
, what happens if I get sick abroad
Posted in Travel Health
The novel coronavirus (also known as COVID 19 or 2019 nCoV) that originated in Wuhan China is one of the biggest public health emergencies that has emerged in recent years, and has had a significant impact on the travel industry and traveller confidence in the early months of 2020, but what is the truth about the coronavirus outbreak? What are the facts and what is just media scaremongering? Are travellers really at risk from coronavirus or is it just media hysteria?
A Coronavirus outbreak that started in Wuhan, China, has been slowly spreading throughout Asia, south east Asia and parts of the Middle East, with experts fearing it may spread worldwide. But what is Coronavirus exactly and how will the Coronavirus outbreak affect your travels?
Altitude Sickness is a condition that can affect any traveller or adventurer at high altitudes. It can not only make you feel ill and ruin your trip for a few days, it can also very easily become a medical emergency…
Tagged with: acute mountain sickness
, Adventure Travel
, altitude sickness
, dealing with medical emergencies
, medical emergencies
, mountain climbing
, travel health
Posted in Travel Health
The Hindu festival of Navratri is a nine night long celebration of dance and frivolity. Here are some expert tips to make sure that you can stay fit and healthy during the festival and can enjoy the celebrations to the fullest.
The Lifesaver Liberty Water Bottle is a complete water purifier system that provides the perfect refillable water bottle for every traveller who wants clean water when exploring new cities or hiking into jungles and deserts on epic gap year adventures. Check out this review of the Lifesaver Liberty Water Bottle and see why it should an essential part of any gap year packing list.
There is a definite perception, probably fuelled by the rose tinted lenses of social media, that when we are travelling everything is perfect, every moment is an Instagram moment and we are all perfectly happy all of the time. Well that isn’t true, life isn’t like that at all, but the important thing to remember is that no one should really expect it to be.
Slovakia is leading the way when it comes to health and wellness travel with a huge focus on spa breaks, fitness and adventure and even medical tourism, so when I got the chance to supplement the physical sports and adventure activities Slovakia was offering me with a range of activities focused on mental and physical wellbeing I jumped at the chance! The only problem is no one told me I would be spending a significant portion of it naked!
Taking a gap year is an amazing adventure and the majority of backpackers don’t have any problems at all on their big backpacking trip around the world, but there are times when things can get a bit out of hand, when problems arise or when you just find yourself in a situation you weren’t prepared for. Here are the top ways to make sure you steer clear of most types of trouble on your gap year.