How to Stay Healthy on India Tour?
- Consult your embassy and your doctor at least 6 weeks prior to the date of your travel and ensure that all your required vaccines are up-to-date.
- If planning a trip to hilly areas or with activities such as hiking or mountaineering, ensure that you give time for your body to acclimatize to the high altitude and lower oxygen levels. The higher you climb, the more time your body needs to acclimatize itself to the high altitude and lower oxygen levels.
Not taking sufficient rest and time to acclimatize can be fatal and can even lead to death. A sea-level based person can lose consciousness in a couple of moments at an altitude of over 8000 metres (26, 000 feet) if he has not stopped mid-way for a couple of days to acclimatize.
- If you have a pacemaker installed, insulin pump or other medical device, you should advise the screening officer when you enter the screening area. If concerned, you can request a physical pat down. You should bring along medical information such as your prescription and a letter from your doctor to verify your medical condition.
- Ensure you have substantial Health Insurance coverage