When packing for an overseas holiday the ‘to bring’ list can sometimes feel endless and with the excitement of your trip nearing, things can tend to slip your mind. To make it easier for you, we’ve put together our top tips for when travelling to America, so you can rest assured that you’re well prepared before heading to the airport.
Travelling can take a lot out of the body and mind, especially when you're crossing large distances. Staying healthy while travelling will let you enjoy every day of your trip. Before travelling to America, it's important to confirm with your GP or a US Embassy that any medications you're bringing are legal in the country.
Make sure your medicine is in its original packaging and still has a prescription label with your name. Flights to America can exceed 12 hours of flight time, so you need to ensure you stay active on the plane, perform various stretching exercises and drink plenty of water.
If you're prone to Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) see your doctor prior to travel for medication or purchase compression stockings. Travel nausea can be helped by taking medication, abstaining from alcohol or chewing on ginger sweets. Upon arrival keep your fluids up and perform a little light exercise to help prevent jet lag. You should also avoid sleeping too soon after landing.
Travel insurance for American trips can be costly, but it's nowhere near the price of hospital treatment if you go without. You don't want your holiday to be cut short by expensive hospital bills. Travel insurance isn't just about covering physical damages. You can also be protected from theft, trip cancellations and lost luggage, allowing you to travel the globe with less worries. Cover-More travel insurance is an industry leader with more than 25 years experience in ensuring travellers feel secure no matter where they are.
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