Vaccinations for a trip to Thailand and other health tips
Many Thailand visitors have a common problem with stomach, so called “diarrhea”. Usually it is not very severe, but for some it causes a lot of problems spoil your holiday.
Many Thailand visitors have a common problem with stomach, so called “diarrhea”. Usually it is not very severe, but for some it causes a lot of problems spoil your holiday. We collected the best Thailand health advice regarding food, drinks, and especially immunizations for Phuket.
How to find safe water in Thailand
To ensure your safety drink only bottled water with only hermetically closed lids, by any means do not drink raw water from tap. Another thing to be aware of is ice. You can buy it in local Thailand stores or at gas stations, but it is better to buy cylindrical ice with a hole than chipped ice as it comes from crushed big blocks, mostly improperly stored.
Sun in Thailand is very hot, so you can get dehydrated fast, that is why you should always consume liquid, not only when you are thirsty. But be careful with alcohol, as it will make water from your body disappear even faster.
Thailand food and safety
One more thing that can really help to stay healthy while travelling Thailand is food safety. There are no special restrictions about Thai food, just the basic but helpful rules. First of all, do not eat any food that smells like spoiled or really weird. Preferably choose well-cooked meat without blood and served fresh, not reheated. The same applies to fish. Watch carefully that your fruit and vegetables are cleaned with bottled, no tap water. Pay extra attention to all kinds of seafood and shellfish. Avoid refrozen ice cream just as much as reheated meat!
Jabs and vaccinations for Thailand
A big question that usually tourists have is if they need vaccinations or immunizations when travelling to Thailand. And the answer is rather yes than no. Injections for Thailand can be avoided if only you are planning to stay strictly in the tourist places and the most developed areas. If you intend to visit some remote parts of the country, than you should bear in mind that only injections can provide the protection from very severe and very common Thailand diseases, like hepatitis A and B, typhoid, tetanus, tuberculosis, rabies and Japanese encephalitis. It is important to consult with a doctor about immunizations for Thailand due to possible allergic reactions on vaccines or the necessity to get more than one injection.
Travel insurance for traveling to Thailand
Travelling to Thailand is no different than travelling to other countries abroad, so travel insurance will significantly ease your life. Even if you will not need it, it is better to have some backup in case of emergency. It is not that expensive, but will help you to save a good sum of money if you have to go to hospital. Just choose in advance and make sure you know exactly what it covers.
These health tips when travelling to Thailand are not hard to follow, but they are a great way to ensure your safety during the marvelous vacation.