Due to the rresumption of flights abroadMany are already planning their next vacations; However, it is necessary to take into account certain specifications to take care of health, in the health context due to the COVID-19.
On October 5, air, land and sea travel resumed, with only a few countries allowed, such as: Chile, Ecuador, Colombia, Paraguay, Panama, Bolivia and Uruguay, this as part of phase 4 of the economic reactivation announced by the Government, for them it is essential to follow certain recommendations.
In this regard, Lic. Livia Fernández, vaccine specialist and manager of the Best Service International Vaccination Center, offers the following recommendations for travel safely outside the country:
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1. Research about the destination country.
Be it any of the countries that can be visited, it is good to use reliable web portals to stay informed about the evolution of the coronavirus in that place and to know the security protocols for entering the country.
The web pages of the local health ministries are the best option to have updated data. Also, review the endemic disease risk map for each area of the country where they will remain.
2. Have sanitary protection equipment on hand.
Now it is not only about traveling comfortably, but also safely, which is why it is necessary to have a mask and face protection. It is recommended to prepare, as part of the luggage, several protection kits according to the days of permanence in the place.
3. Get vaccinated.
While the world continues to search for an effective vaccine against the coronavirus, this does not mean that it is not important to protect against other diseases that can be prevented by vaccination.
So far, the only mandatory vaccine is the one that prevents yellow fever; However, there are multiple recommended vaccines for travelers that will be indicated according to the different destinations, such as the vaccine against cholera, diphtheria-tetanus, influenza or flu, hepatitis A and B, pneumococcal pneumonia, meningitis, rabies, measles, among others. For this reason, it is important to know the health requirements for entering the country of destination.
According to the specialist, there are currently different vaccination options available in the public and private sectors that range from days (by appointments) to home services. "Now you can coordinate from applications such as Rappi the visit of health professionals, who carry out the application of vaccines, following strict safety protocols", adds Fernández.
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It is important to mention that, in addition to having the conventional vaccination certificates on hand, from now on it will be mandatory for anyone who wishes to visit abroad to have a negative molecular test with a maximum validity of 48 hours, to avoid contagion of COVID-19 .