Health Travel Safety

Stay informed on health risks you may encounter while traveling.

Health Safety Tips

Traveling safely brings on a whole new meaning when you consider your health. Crowded airplanes, cruise ships, and new locations can put you in contact with illnesses and germs you otherwise might not have encountered.  With the right preventive measures, like vaccines and a strong immune system, combined with proper precautions while traveling (keep that hand sanitizer with you) you can reduce your risk of getting sick while you’re traveling.

We’ve compiled important health advisory updates and safety tips in one place for you.

With these tips, you can prepare yourself and hopefully avoid the flu bug this year, while also getting that vacation you want.

Nobody plans to get sick or injured on vacation, but the truth is, sometimes the unexpected happens. Whatever the reason, keep these tips in mind if an unfortunate medical emergency arises on your next trip.

The CDC issued information for traveling during COVID-19 containing resources on travel risks, domestic and international travel, travel health notices, air travel and cruise-ship travel.

The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by the influenza virus. It may cause mild to severe illness and at times can lead to death.

Tuberculosis that infects any organ in the body other than the lungs is called extrapulmonary tuberculosis.

Malaria is a potentially fatal tropical disease caused by a parasite known as Plasmodium. It spreads through the bite of an infected female Anopheles mosquito.

External Travel Health Resources

U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)

Please find information about health risks for the country you are traveling to or residing in at

World Health Organization (WHO)

Search for information on specific diseases or country profiles at

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