You can stay healthy during travel by taking the right steps to protect yourself before you go. You can also do things to help prevent disease while you are traveling. Most infections you catch while traveling are minor. In rare cases, however, they can be severe, or even deadly.

Diseases vary in different places in the world. You will need to take different preventive steps, depending on where you are going. The following things should be considered:

  • Local climate
  • Insects and parasites
  • Sanitation


Visit Infections Managed 4 – 6 weeks before you leave for your trip. You may need several vaccinations. Some of these need time to work.