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Safety Measures to Make Your Vacations Healthy Safe and Memorable


Summer is still a long way away but for many, the urge to go on a vacation is just as strong as ever. Sunny destinations like Bali are a major draw for vacation-loving people all over the world. As far as the UK and many other European countries are concerned, vacations in Bali and such other places are also helpful when it comes to maintaining a sufficient level of vitamin D in the body.

But it is also important to take the necessary precautions in advance to make your vacation safe, enjoyable and memorable. Whether you are planning to have all the fun on the beach or venture deep into the country to soak up little sun rays, there are a few things you must remember to make your vacation healthy and memorable.

Dr Mohammad Bakhtiar – a renowned medical practitioner and lead clinician at The Travel Clinic London suggests 3 golden rules to ensure complete safety during your winter vacations.

Be mentally prepared to face unpleasant flying weather

Though you are flying to a glorious destination full of sun, you should be prepared to experience unpleasant flying weather conditions during your journey. Rough weather conditions like rain, snow, sleet and strong winds are common during the winter. These factors also make flying a little difficult and turbulent. Therefore, try flying non-stop whenever possible. Choose connecting flights carefully so that you have a minimum chance of missing your next flight. Make sure to check the weather before setting out on a journey. It is also important to make a concrete travel plan at least a little in advance. That allows you to pack everything required to make you comfortable throughout the vacation. Moreover, you get to make contingency plans to smoothly sail through flight-related issues.

Forget about shortcuts while dealing with sun safety

The Travel Clinic London is reputed as one of the most reliable travel vaccination practices in London. Qualified and experienced doctors team up with knowledgeable and friendly support staff at the practice located at Harley Street in Marylebone to deliver an exceptional service. Based on their hands-on experience, the doctors share a crucial fact in this context.

While jetting off in the winter, it is very common for almost everyone to completely forget the aspect of sun safety. This proves truer when you are heading to a colder destination to enjoy winter sports like snowboarding and skiing.

Over 90% of skin cancer cases come from overexposure to UV radiation. By every 1,000 feet above sea level, this harmful radiation increases by at least 4 to 5 per cent. Therefore, when you are busy climbing slopes with very little cover from the clouds overhead, you should take all the necessary safety precautions.

These precautions reduce your chances of developing cancer due to overexposure to UV rays. The precautions include the following:

  • Apply sunblock solution at least 15 minutes before setting out on your expedition.
  • Re-apply the products every 2 hours.
  • Wear plenty of spectrum protection from the sun with a minimum SPF of 30.
  • Goggles, sunglasses and ski masks are some of the most helpful gears to protect the sensitive eyelids.

Get the necessary vaccinations on time

As a responsible individual, you should do your research and leave no stone unturned to make your health totally protected. This leads to the importance of travel vaccinations. You have to take these vaccinations on time to ensure they are effective during the time you are on vacation.  

The Travel Clinic London registers a significant number of cases every year for vaccinations in Bali. As more and more people are searching for the sun in this picturesque Indonesian island, it is important to discuss the recommended vaccinations for your Bali trip.

The list includes vaccines for the following diseases:

  • Typhoid.
  • MMR (or Measles, Mumps and Rubella).
  • DTaP or Diptheria.
  • Malaria.
  • Rabies.
  • Dengue fever.
  • Diarrhoea or Bali Belly.
  • HIV.

Apart from HIV, several other STIs are steadily on rise and therefore, you have to be mindful about them as well. It is also important to have yellow fever-free certified for foreign tourists before landing in Bali.