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How to Travel During the Flu Season

Posted on 29 March 2020 by (0)

The flu season is usually a scare to many travelers due to its high rates of infection and transmission. However, you can still enjoy remarkable trips during the flu season if you know how to stay healthy from the infection. The following are useful guidelines for staying healthy when traveling during the flu season. 

Get a Flu Vaccine 

It is never too late to get a flu vaccine if you are planning to travel during the flu season. The vaccine will empower your immune system to withstand the flu virus throughout your trips across the world. You should take the vaccine about one or two weeks before departure. To ensure the efficacy of the vaccine, it is also advisable to take zinc. 

Carry Flu Medications 

Even if you have not caught the flu at the time of departure, it is recommended that you pack some medications for safety. Some of the best medications that you should pack when traveling during the flu season include zinc lozenges, Vitamin C and painkillers. However, you may also talk to a doctor to prescribe medications for you. 

Keep Your Body Hydrated 

One of the best ways to avoid getting sick during flights is by drinking plenty of water. Before departure, make sure you fill up your water bottle with fresh drinking water and take lots of it on the flight. 

Avoid Close Contact with Sick People 

Flu can easily spread whenever an infected person coughs or sneezes. Therefore, you should be careful not to get too close when interacting with people who have flu on the plane or at the airport. Proper hand hygiene is also critical to keep you from contracting the flu virus. 

No one ever wants to get sick, especially during a trip. But, it could still happen. For your health and that of other travelers, always observe the above guidelines when traveling during the flu season.