5 Things to Check Before Going on the Best Vacation Ever

It doesn’t matter if your dream vacation is a classic train journey like the Orient Express, walking Parisian boulevards, or lounging on a beach with drinks containing mini umbrellas, there are still five simple things to check to ensure you have the best vacation ever. 

1 – Travel Vaccines 

Getting your regular vaccines is always a good habit to keep. However, for some countries or regions, it will be a good idea to check and make sure you are properly covered. For a quick idea, check http://travel.gc.ca/travelling/health-safety/vaccines to confirm. 

2 – Renew Medications if Necessary 

If you take any special medications you should make sure to have more than you need for the duration of your trip. Trying to refill a prescription at your travel destination can be difficult depending on where you are, so it is better to play it safe. Also, it can be a good idea to have copies of medical instructions for any particular health condition.

3 – First Aid Kit

The last thing you’ll want to be doing on vacation is panicking to find a pharmacy. Everyone’s first aid kit will be different, but basics like pain and fever medication, plasters, and tweezers are a must. For a complete recap of things to keep in your personalized travel health kit, please visit Three Steps for a Personalized Travel Health Kit

4 – Creature Comforts You Can’t Live Without

Being prepared can provide peace of mind. If you couldn’t live without hand sanitizer, a certain conditioner, or super minty toothpaste, be sure to have the things you need. 

5 – Is Your Passport Still Valid?

Nothing would be worse than getting to the airport and realizing your passport is out of date. Most countries require you to have a valid passport for up to six months after the date you arrive in the country. If you will be renewing your passport, photos will have to be taken within the past six months as well. For more information about passport rules, check http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/passport/

By checking these 5 things before you go on vacation, you will be on your way to having a wonderful and memorable trip. For any questions and more personalized information, visit your local pharmacist. 

The information in this article is presented strictly for informational purposes only, and should not be taken as medical advice. Please see your health care provider if you have any questions about your condition, medication, or treatment.