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Vaccinations Before Traveling Abroad

Post Last Modified – September 20, 2023 ¦

Important Vaccinations You May Require Before Traveling Abroad

Getting your necessary ✈ travel vaccinations before traveling abroad, is perhaps one of the most common things overlooked by many travelers. This post is a simple reminder to be sure your …

💉 Vaccinations Before Traveling Abroad, 💉

are complete, before heading off on your vacation. If fact, some countries even require certain vaccinations in order to enter.

Unless you are a well seasoned traveler, this is definitely something that not everyone thinks about, when making their travel preparations.

First, have a look at this short, but informative 📹 video. It outlines some reasons why you should protect yourself with certain travel medications, before leaving on your holidays.

Vaccinations Before Traveling Abroad – YouTube Video

Travel Vaccinations Vary – According To The Country You Are Visiting

Travel ImmunizationsHow long you will be away and what you will be exposed to while traveling, makes a big difference. As well, it’s important to know what travel vaccinations you may have had received previously. 

There are certain 💉 vaccinations for travel that are definitely recommended when visiting specific countries and as mentioned above, may be requiredin order to enter that country.

I have included a couple of very good websites that provide ⚕ travel health information, for any country in the world you may be visiting. These include;

🍁 CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) 🍁

🍁 Vancouver Coastal Health Clinic 🍁

These are two excellent websites to visit, for more complete and detailed information on this subject.

The Most Common Travel Vaccinations

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Here is a short list of typical travel vaccines that are recommended for safe guarding you and your family from illness.

✔ Tetanus/Diphtheriarecommended for everyone.

✔ Typhoidrecommended for those visiting foreign countries and not staying at all-inclusive resorts.

✔ Poliorecommended for travel to Africa and Southeast Asia.

✔ Hepatitis Arecommended for foreign travel and Europe.

✔ Hepatitis Brecommended for extended travel in developing countries.

✔ Meningococcusrecommended for travel to developing countries.

✔ Malaria – this is not a travel shot but a medication taken orally.

✔ Rabiesrecommended for extended travel where rabies is common.

International Travel ImmunizationsI’ve also put together a short list of a few travel immunizations that may be required and where proof may be needed, for visa application purposes;


Choloera | Meningococcal Disease | Yellow Fever | Hepatitis A & B | Measles, Mumps, Rubella | Tetanus and Diphtheria

As you can see, the list can be extensive, depending on where you are traveling to and for how long. 😕

If you are traveling with other family members, it is best to know well before hand, what is recommended and may be required for entry. This, so everyone has time to get their 💉 travel shots that may be needed for your selected travel destination.

Depending On The Travel Vaccinations Required – The Cost Can Be Expensive

travel vaccines

It is very important that you contact your 👩 family physician or a local travel ⚕ medicine clinic, to arrange for the necessary vaccinations for travel. It is recommended this be done at least …

{2 to 3 Months Before Leaving Home}

Your doctor and/or the travel clinic will advise you of the vaccines recommended, and that may also be required for travel.

All Inclusive Cruise Vacations

Perhaps you’re traveling to one of those fabulous …

🏖 All Inclusive Vacations 🏖

to the 🏝 Caribbean, or perhaps you may be taking a foreign 🛳 cruise holiday? It’s important to check beforehand if travel shots are needed to help ensure you stay healthy while away.

Remember, there are 💉 travel vaccines that are typically routine, recommended or even required.

Come home healthy and happy!

Shots For Safe Travel

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In closing, travel shots are a; Very Important Safe Guard against disease while traveling.

This is certainly not a guarantee against contracting an illness while traveling. It does however, reduce the risk greatly for contracting an illness that may be a risk, for in the country you are visiting.

Below, are just a couple of important tips to help keep you and your family healthy on your vacation.

✔ Wash and/or sanitize your hands always before eating.

✔ Be careful of what you drink and eat.

Our family have always carried a small travel bottle of reliable hand sanitizer with us where ever we go, and still do today.

🌊 Where did that water in your glass come from? 

🥘 How was the food prepared that you are about to eat?

These are just a few tips to think about while away, to help safe guard against disease and illness.

Here’s a helpful …
📖 Food Guide 📖
travel information pamphlet, that you can download and print for your convenience.

Traveling can be exciting and filled with everlasting memories that will last a lifetime. With a few precautions taken prior to travel, you can minimize the health risk greatly when traveling to foreign destinations.

I’ve also listed a link to the 🍁 Government of Canada Travel Vaccinations page. This is an excellent resource for all travelers and not just Canadians, on reviewing; 💉 Vaccinations Before Traveling Abroad.

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🍁 Travel Health & Safety – Travel Vaccinations 🍁


Covid-19 Travel Update

COVID-19 TRAVEL update

Many concerns have been raised regarding your travel insurance coverage relating to this pandemic. It’s vital that you understand and review the; 📝 small print on your travel insurance, well before travel!

Many airlines, vacation packages, cruises and so on, had introduced Covid-19 travel protection. This is great, but as one travel expert recently stated;

“You still have to be clear on exactly what that coverage includes!”

Travel Advisory

For example, your local government may have a travel advisory in place for your chosen destination, warning against all but essential travel. This could very well exclude your coverage!

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Update: 2023

My wife and I returned from a wonderful vacation to Ecuador in December of 2022. For a minimal extra charge added onto our travel medical insurance, we received complete {Covid Protection} to cover us while away, should we test positive.

A small extra fee for peace of mind.

Above all, be safe and stay safe always. Let’s all work together and be rid of this horrible virus circulating the globe as quickly as possible.

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If you are interested in learning more about {Glutathione} and its health benefits, be sure to check out my article here on

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and my additional posts on this subject.

😎 Safe and Healthy Travels!

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A Blogger Since 2012, Robert has a {Passion for Travel}, having worked in the industry for over 35 years. He enjoys sharing special moments & tips on; Travel, Health & Wellness, Book Reviews and much more!

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