Travelling around Thailand and South East Asia is guaranteed to be an amazing and memorable experience. But we don’t want it to be memorable for all the wrong reasons…. like contracting a nasty but preventable disease! Make sure you take all the possible precautions to keep yourself safe, happy and healthy. We recommended that you contact your GP around 8 weeks before your trip, telling them where you are going and for how long and they can give you the best possible advice, tailored to your individual needs. The most commonly recommended vaccinations for Thailand are Hepatitis A and Typhoid, but you can read more information about these and others here.
With Ultimate Thailand, you don’t travel into any high risk malaria zones, and high strength insect repellent and common sense should be sufficient in keeping those pesky insects at bay. If you do plan on doing onward travel in the north of Thailand or its bordering countries, Laos or Cambodia, for example, you may need to take preventative anti-malarial medication. Your GP will be able to advise if this is necessary.
It is very important to get the necessary vaccinations before you travel, but it is equally important to be aware of other health issues that cannot be vaccinated against. In fact, the most common health problems encountered by travellers come from food and water borne diseases, and a staggering 60% of travellers can be affected. Adhering to simple food and water safety advice should be enough to avoid the Thai Trots, Delhi Belly or whatever else you want to call it! Have a look at this site for advice.
Unfortunately, despite your best efforts, things can go wrong and you may need the help of a doctor while you are away. Make sure you have appropriate travel insurance for your trip, it is mandatory for the tour. Have a look at quotes here…
… Happy travelling!