Safe Travel – Plan your Holiday with Safety in Mind

The most common mistake that people make while planning for their trips is not planning about their safety and what will they do if they are faced with different dangerous situations. This mistake can be fatal as if you do have a contingency plan in place even if the possibility of an occurrence is less than one percent.

Safe Travel - Plan your Holiday with Safety in Mind

Safe Travel – Plan your Holiday with Safety in Mind

Different situations where medical assistance may be necessary

What to do if you fall ill?

In a situation where you are vacationing in Hawaii or any exotic beach place and you realize that you have caught an illness the first thing that should be done is that you should visit a local doctor there and analyze the type of sickness you have been faced with and if it is serious enough that you consider to move back to your home country. If a situation like this arises you should consider Medical repatriation.

What to do if you get involved in an accident.

Nowadays most people have started to avoid buses and planes to move around in a country they are vacationing and have started to consider driving themselves as it is cheaper and allows you to have more mobility and freedom while travelling across a country. So the likelihood of an accident increases in this situation as most of the times you are driving in unfamiliar surroundings and you might end up in an accident. In a situation like this you might also need to be moved back to your country and you should put this in your plan as to how will you make it possible

Precautionary methods to be taken

It is advisable that you have health insurance that covers you while you are travelling so that you are covered when you need medical repatriation or any sort of that situation. It is necessary that you have good planning regarding medical emergencies so that you have a contingency plan. Apart from this it is necessary that you keep track of how you behave on a trip and that you avoid risky situations that might cause you harm and if you do want to participate in something risky make sure that you have a plan in place that covers what you will do if something bad happens. You also need to plan as to what you will do if you end up in a situation where you fall sick or get injured in a remote place where there is no access by road. In this situation you need to make arrangements for an air ambulance that can pick you up and take you to a nearby hospital and from the hospital you can decide if you need repatriation or not and if you might end up needing it, it is advised that you should already have contact details for such firms that offer these kind of services and if they cover the areas you plan to visit or not.

About Marina Villatoro

Marina Kuperman Villatoro CEO of TravelExperta.com, a travel resource site to inspire families to travel with kids of all ages. Marina has been an expat 20+ years in Central America raising 2 boys in a multicultural, trilingual household. She travels all over the world with her family to give first hand experiences of where to eat, stay and play with kids. Needless to say, it’s never boring! Join Marina on Facebook and Twitter for more unique and boutique family travel!

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