Traveling abroad should be a safe and pleasant experience for travelers; however, potential health hazards that vary from country to country must be considered. Healthcare providers caring for patients planning to travel abroad can help their patients prevent and avoid certain hazards. When advising travelers, healthcare providers should inform their patients to be prepared for the unexpected. Patients should have proper documentation while traveling and leave copies of appropriate documentation at home in a safe place. Travelers should check country notices shortly before departing, and contact the CDC or their state health department with any questions about health hazard reports not addressed on official sites. These and other recommendations will assist clinicians in helping their patients avoid some of the health problems travelers may face while going abroad. More useful tips can be found on the CDC Website.
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