Stay safe outdoors

Travelling abroad

Many of us enjoy travelling abroad and the same precautions should be taken while on holiday as at home.

Often the sun can be even stronger so a higher SPF sun screen may be needed.

Remember that you might not always be able to buy the same products in pharmacies in other countries that you can at home.

It's a good idea to be prepared and make sure that you have enough of any prescription medications that you need to last your whole holiday and for a few days after you return.

It can also be useful to prepare a travel first aid kit to take with you.

Travel First Aid Checklist:

  • Antihistamines
  • Painkillers
  • Antiseptic Wipes
  • Plasters
  • Insect Repellent
  • Insect bite treatment
  • Sunburn treatment
  • Sterile Dressings
  • Tweezers
  • Scissors
  • Thermometer
  • Medication for pre-existing conditions