Health Precautions Before, During and After Travel

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Minor injuries during travel may occur due to lifting of suitcases. The unaccustomed weight may cause sprain to the shoulders or back.

Sometimes baggage stored in the overhead bin in the cabin may fall and cause injuries to people sitting closer to the storage area.

It is advisable to wear good quality shoes to avoid slipping and falling in wet surfaces, especially during travel by sea.

Carrying a torch during nighttime will also protect from unexpected falls and injuries.

Always remain alert in unfamiliar circumstances.

Travelers with medical conditions are likely to have special problems during travel. Sometimes they turn out to be major ones.

Most of the injuries occur because of water and vehicle accidents.

Avoid self-driving if the traffic patterns and laws are unfamiliar in the host country. It is sensible to use public transportation for local travel. It is better to avoid travel during night and swimming in areas where the lighting is poor. It is good to limit the intake of alcohol especially before swimming or driving. Avoid going out alone at night, especially in poorly lit and deserted areas. It is a good idea to join a group for sight seeing and other adventure tours.

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Thanks for this excellent information.
sivakumar99  Friday, May 14, 2010
useful information!
navin123  Thursday, November 12, 2009
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