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medical travel

medical travel with Accommodation If you have a pre-existing medical condition, prior to booking accommodation you need to make sure that you locate yourself close to the hospital in the region. If you require assistance with this, the Air Nuigini tours team will be more than happy to help you.

Medication

If you have a pre-existing medical condition that requires you to take medication while travelling, make sure your doctor writes you a medical note. The note should outline the type of medication and its required intake as well as stating that it is for your personal use only. Make sure that you pack enough medication to cover your entire travel. In the event that you do run out, refill a script with a doctor present. Your doctor or specialist will also be able to provide you with recommendations and tips for safe travel.

Travel Health Insurance

It is strongly recommended that you take out a comprehensive cover for travel health insurance especially if you have a pre-existing medical condition. Make sure that, in the event of illness or injury, it covers all of your expenses. If you have a partner and/or dependents, check that your insurance covers them as well.

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Destinations Food and Water Consumption

If you’re travelling to a destination where the food and water is not universally sanitised then ensure that you only eat cooked food and fruit that has not been peeled or cut. Always drink bottled water and use this to brush your teeth with. Avoid ice in your drinks.

Vaccinations and Preventative Medication

Consult your doctor to find out whether you need to be vaccinated or take preventative medication when travelling to destinations prone to disease. Avoid interaction with animals that carry diseases like rabies. Ask your doctor for any other precautionary information for travelling to these destinations.

AVOIDING DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS (DVT)

To avoid blood clots, wear loose clothing, flex your calves while sitting, walk up and down the aisle occasionally, stay hydrated with water, drink minimal alcohol and avoid sleeping tablets. If you have a pre-existing condition that puts you at risk of DVTs, wear compression stockings during the flight.

Medical Supplies and Kits If you are travelling to a destination that has subsidiary medical facilities and supplies, make sure that you pack supplementary supplies so that you don’t run out. This may include: prescribed medications, female hygiene products, contraception and nappies. Be sure to also pack a basic medical kit that contains analgesics, a disinfectant lotion, bandaids, insect repellent and sunscreen.

On Arrival Back Home

If you have been exposed to a pathogen while travelling to a destination, it can take a couple of weeks for the symptoms to present. If you become sick on arrival back home with non-descript fever, rashes, vomiting and/or diarrhea please seek medical attention.

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