a picture of a traveler who is sick while traveling abroad

It might have happened to you, that you are traveling abroad for pleasure or for work, and end up sick. No matter how much you take care of what you are eating and drinking while abroad. This does happen a lot, not just with you. 

The thing is that there are many reasons why you can get sick when you are abroad. This can be the climate change or the food and water difference that your body isn’t used to. The good news is that there are many things that you can do about it. To ensure that you are going to stay healthy when you are traveling again.

Only use and drink bottled water

This is really important. You need to make sure that you are only using and drinking bottled water. Even if you are considering that you are boiling the water for coffee or tea. 

The bottled water is clean, and your body will be more used to the bottled water than to any other water. You should also look at the label for spring water. 

Don’t eat something you don’t know

It can be hard sometimes when you are eating in a restaurant with a foreign language menu. But you should make sure that you don’t eat something you don’t know or aren’t familiar with. If the waiter can’t explain what you are eating in English, you should rather eat something you can recognize, or go somewhere else. 

Some countries are making really strange food, using ingredients that you will never eat. And, your body isn’t used to it. This is why you are getting sick from eating these foods. 

It might be a good idea to avoid eating fresh salads

This is the one mistake that many are making. They think that the best and safest idea is to eat fresh salads. What can go wrong with that? 

But did you thought that they are rinsing the salad with water before they are preparing your salad? And, that they aren’t going to use bottled water for that? This is why fresh salad might not be the best idea if the water isn’t clean, or if you don’t know the condition of the tap water. 

There are many ways of how people can get sick when they are traveling to other countries. However, the moment that you are considering these three things, you will be already healthier. You should just take your medication and boosters and you will be fine. Enjoying a holiday, or a working holiday without getting sick.