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  • Staying Cool when Sick Abroad-V: Setting Foot

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    Author: Blog Writer


Let's say you've set foot in Cairo, and cannot wait to check out the Pyramids of Giza. It’s warm and the smells are awesome, and you have international travel insurance, so all’s good. Things will work out just the way you planned as long as you follow certain precautions.

First things first, ensure that you take it easy. Travel is inherently linked to stress, and you want to be fit and ready to enjoy different places and cultures. Also remember jetlag: You can either pop a pill to manage jetlag, or time your sleep during travel in such a way as to avoid it.

Plus, there are the usual tips to avoid using that travel health insurance: drink only bottled water and ensure that you make it as difficult as possible for infections to affect you. Also, ensure that you have your regular medication as prescribed.

If illness strikes you in spite of all these precautions, remember: Your insurance may not cover local systems of medicine. If you’re traveling in India, for instance, and are tempted to try the local Ayurvedic medicines for treating your condition, check whether your plan covers it (if you need it to be covered). Also note that although Ayurveda may be very effective, any complications that arise after such treatment might not be covered by your policy.

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