Here at Your Holiday Claims, we help hundreds of people claim compensation every year after falling ill on holiday.Â But how can you avoid a holiday illness ruining your dream getaway?
Although avoiding illness on holiday certainly isnt an exact science, there are a few precautions you can take to reduce your chances of falling ill.
TheÂ expert holiday illness solicitors at Your Holiday Claims take a look at the steps you can take to help you avoid illness on holiday.
Check the injections
Good practice to help avoidÂ illness on holiday can start well before your holiday. If youre travelling to a more exotic location, you may require injections well in advance of travelling to prevent disease such as malaria and yellow fever.
When booking your holiday, it is important to carry out some research on the injections you will need prior to travel.
Dont do too much
When we travel abroad we are often tempted to pack as much action into our trip as is physically possible.
However, it is important to make sure you get plenty of rest, especially in hot countries. If youre tired, you will become more susceptible to illness. Its a great excuse to take a siesta!
Be careful in the sun and stay hydrated!
We dont always see too much sun here in the UK so it is tempting to soak up every last ray whilst on holiday. It can be easy to get carried away and forget about protecting ourselves from the sun.
Staying hydrated on holiday in hot countries is essential, so make sure you drinkÂ plenty of fluids.
Follow food safety advice
Food poisoning is one of the most common causes of illness on holiday. At Your Holiday Claims, we regularly speak to people whose holidays have been ruined by symptoms of sickness and diarrhoea caused by undercooked or contaminated food.
Our top food safety tips are:
- Avoid food which appears to have been kept warm or re-heated
- Avoid uncooked food unless you can peel or shell it yourself
- Always avoid food which appears to be undercooked or lukewarm
- Use bottled water for drinking, washing food and cleaning teeth
- Avoid ice in drinks unless you are sure it has come from bottled water
- Listen to your fellow travellers for advice on places to eat
In many foreign countries, hygiene standards will not be as high as those in the UK. If a restaurant doesnt look clean, it is always best avoided.
Speak to the experts at Your Holiday Claims
If you are unfortunate to suffer an illness on holiday, the expert solicitors at Your Holiday Claims can help you claim the compensation you deserve.
With our no win, no fee policy, making a claim is simple and risk free.Â To find out how much compensation you can claim, call us on 0330 100 2851.Â Or, simply complete our quick online contact form and a solicitor will call you back within 24 hours.