How can I prevent getting ill abroad?

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How can I prevent getting ill abroad?

Holidays can be ruined due to illness contracted abroad. Symptoms can be unpleasant and can include sickness, stomach cramps, diarrhoea and fever.

To ensure you get the most out of your holiday and are not confined to your room, follow our prevention guide below:


  • Always stand up and stretch while on the flight every hour or so.
  • Keep hydrated and try to avoid alcoholic beverages
  • In order to avoid jet lag, sleep on the flight or get an early night when you arrive at your hotel.


  • Take care when eating meat or fish, ensuring they are thoroughly cooked and piping hot.
  • Be careful when consuming salads, raw vegetables and fruit; enquire as to whether they have been washed in bottle or tap water.
  • Keep hydrated – drink bottled water and hot drinks.
  • Wash your hands frequently  to prevent the spread of  bacteria
  • Always use the hand sanitizer provided


  • Drink tap water
  • Take ice in your drink
  • Brush your teeth with tap water
  • Consume food that has been kept warm or inadequately reheated

And most importantly remember to have a fantastic holiday!

Contact us today

Call our helpline on 0330 100 2851 to speak directly to a holiday illness claims specialist.

Alternatively, if you wish to request a call back, simply complete the online contact form on our website and will be in touch with you as soon as possible.


Get in touch with one of our team

If you would like more information on how to make a claim for holiday illness, or would like some advice to determine if you could have a successful claim, speak to our team of professional experts who cover a wide range of legal matters, from loss of income due to holiday illness to serious injury claims. Contact us today on 0330 100 2851.

Book your call with one of our holiday claims experts
If you or any members of your family have fallen ill on holiday in the last 3 years, or been involved in an accident abroad, you may be entitled to compensation and we are here to help.

So start the process today by calling our holiday claims experts on 0330 100 2851, or simply complete the online contact form below to arrange a quick call-back. We look forward to helping you.
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