risk of death or serious illness is very high while travelling to Haiti

Tips for older travelers to Haiti

For older people, the risk of death or serious illness is very high while travelling to Haiti.

However, planning is important, so before travelling:

  • See your doctor for a check-up and discuss your fitness for the trip you are planning.
  • See your dentist and optometrist.
  • Pack a spare pair of glasses, any medications you need and a small medical kit.
  • Organise travel health care with pre-existing illness cover if needed. Make sure it covers emergency evacuation.
  • Make sure routine immunisations are up to date and get vaccinated against influenza and pneumonia.
  • Consider your back and joints – use luggage with built-in wheels.
  • Take clothes and hats to suit the climate.
  • If you are concerned about your health or the health of someone you are travelling with, consider taking an organised holiday.

 


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