If you spend most of your life in relatively disease-free countries like Australia, it’s easy to forget that severe, infectious diseases are an everyday reality for many people in the world. After the euphoria of planning a holiday that’s somewhat off the beaten path, you realise that “off the beaten path” also means “into disease-prone areas”.
When planning any trip, there are two things you don’t want to happen:
- Paying unexpected, significant costs
- Falling ill – even if you avoid anything life-threatening, any form of illness will take away from your enjoyment and comfort
Planning for the costs of vaccinations and taking these in time for your travel will hopefully help reduce the impact of both.