Health and well-being

You've arrived at your destination! Follow our recommendations for a successful trip.

How to prevent infectious and parasitic diseases

Infectious and parasitic diseases transmitted by water and food are common in countries with low levels of sanitary hygiene.

Our tips

Are you traveling to a high-risk area? Follow these preventative measures:

  • opt for bottled beverages, preferably those of familiar brands,
  • boil tap water or sterilize it with tablets (available in pharmacies),
  • make sure your food is well cooked,
  • only eat raw vegetables and fruit that have been perfectly rinsed and peeled,
  • wash your hands regularly and let the water run for a while before use.
Some infectious diseases are sexually transmissible. Always remember to take preventative measures (condoms).

Protecting yourself against malaria

Malaria is a disease transmitted through the bite of an infected mosquito. No vaccine is available for this disease.

Our tips

Are you traveling to a high-risk area? Protect yourself from mosquito bites — especially in the evening and at night — by following these recommendations:

  • Wear loose long-sleeved clothing,
  • use a mosquito net with insecticide at night,
  • apply insect repellent on exposed skin,
  • spray insecticide onto your clothing,
  • ideally, sleep in an air-conditioned room.
Before your trip, ask your doctor to prescribe any medication you may need for your destination and for your general health. This medication should be taken a few days before your departure, during your stay, and for 1 to 4 weeks after your return.
If you develop a fever on your return from a high-risk area, consult your doctor.

Visit the World Health Organization (WHO) website for information on endemic diseases.

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