General Advice : It easy for you to catch the common cold, the flu or to aggravate an existing medical condition. The main reason of this is different air, water, dairy, food, lifestyle and jet-lag, that can reduce your resistance. Our advice for you to take a multi-vitamin course while on tour and eat and rest properly.
1. To avoid illnesses while you travel you should eat and rest well while on tour
2. Avoid drinking too much alcohol and take some simple health precautions during your tour time.
Water : Don't drink water from tap or roadside vends. Drink only boiled or bottled water. Also, buy water from respectable and decent looking outlets. Check the seal before buying the water to make sure that it is intact.
-> Mineral water bottled is available all through India in all roadside shops. Before use it chek the manufacturing and expiry date.
-> Some roadside vendors sell water in plastic bags. Do not drink that at any cost.
-> If the water served to you has something floating in it, do not drink it and have it replaced.
-> While traveling in trains, it is recommended that you use bottled water for brushing and flossing.
-> Do not drink tap water. Tap water is usually used for bathing and laundry purposes.
Health Precautions for India
-> Avoid eating food from the roadside vends. If, by chance, you are forced to eat from there, make sure that the food is well cooked and is served hot.
-> Try to avoid spicy dishes, especially in the initial stages of your travel.
-> Never eat cut fruits sold by the roadside vendors. Always eat fruits you can peel. Wash the fruits properly with water well before eating them.
-> You also carry a mosquito repellent ointment with you always.
-> Avoid eating salads, especially at small restaurants and small hotels.
-> Always carry a kit of the basic emergency medicines you might need. Especially medicines for upset stomach, diarrhea, vomiting, fever, etc. Also, keep some band-aids, antiseptic ointments, etc with you.
If you are visiting India in summer time, drink lots of water, cover your head with scarves or caps or hats, wear sunglasses and use sunscreen lotion. Try to stay indoors in the afternoon.
Medical Services :
-> If at any time you feel unwell you Tour Manger can advise you in contacting a doctor for a consultation.
-> If you are on a regular course of medication or contraception you must bring a sufficient supply for the entire time you are away from home.
-> You also take a small supply of antiseptic cream, aspirin, sticking plasters, insect repellent, cough medicine and perhaps some antibiotics.
-> Make sure you have an adequate supply of an medicines you may need while on tour and carry prescriptions for them.
-> Always keep a copy of your passport details and important travel documents, credit card numbers, travel insurance documents and travelers cheque numbers separate to the originals.
-> Your always aware about your passport, money and camera and should be carefully guarded at all times while you travel.
-> You also carry a extra passport photos with you.
-> It is compulsory for all clients to be adequately covered with Cancellation and Curtailment travel insurance prior to their tour departure