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Travel Medicine

Travel Medicine - also known as Emporiatics is the branch of medicine that deals with the prevention and management of health problems of International travelers.

The risks to health whilst travelling will vary between individuals and many issues need to be taken into account, e.g. whether and humidity, activities abroad, length of stay and general health of the traveller, altitude of travelling site, flight duration, and many others not listed here.

One of the most important factors for Indonesia travellers is the Climate, which can at times be very crucial and deteriorating health if you are not very careful.

Dehydration is one simple yet very important condition to bear in mind and should be addressed appropriately to avoid illnesses. It is recommended that you consult with your General Practitioner weeks in advance of travel. They will assess your particular health risks before recommending healthcare precautions and steps to do like Vaccination - Malaria prevention tablets, etc. This is also a good opportunity to discuss important travel health issues including safe food and water, accidents, sun exposure and insect bites.

Many of the problems experienced by travellers cannot be prevented by vaccinations and other preventive measures need to be taken.

All travellers coming into Indonesia with home medication (including over the counter medications) should check if there are any restrictions on entry of such medications into the country. Please ensure you have the original prescription bearing your name and your family physician's signature and stamp, for verifications by the Customs Authority upon your arrival.

Indonesian medical and hospital systems are reliable with global standard practice, however you are strongly advised to have appropriate Health Insurance coverage in Indonesia including repatriation and medical evacuation, to avoid unnecessary delay in hospitals in case you need to get admitted and treated as in patient. All Vaccines are available in Indonesia, you just need to have your personal Immunization Record for our reference before advising your next dose.

Yellow fever vaccination certificate required for travellers over 9 months of age arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission.

Feel free to drop us a line, our doctor will be happy to revert to you with whatever information and advice you need before travelling to Indonesia.

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