A good travel plan includes:

  • A pre-trip health counseling session and immunizations
  • Holding or forwarding your mail for extended travels
  • Packing your passport and several color photocopies in different bags
  • Filling prescription medications, packing them in original bottles with labels

Below are other items that might be useful to pack in your luggage:

  • Immunization Booklet (yellow)/Passport &/or visa
  • Insect repellant (25 percent DEET)
  • Medical insurance for trip (some documentation)
  • First aid kit/medical ID bracelet - allergy, etc.
  • Visine or "artificial tears" (eye drops)
  • Cortaid cream for insect bites
  • Sunscreen
  • Medicine in prescription bottles with labels
  • Travel medicines (remember to pack them)
  • Imodium for diarrhea
  • Antibiotic for diarrhea
  • Malaria medicine