What­ev­er the pur­pose of your trip, it is impor­tant to con­sid­er all the nuances in order to suc­cess­ful­ly imple­ment your plans abroad. Our tips will help you pre­pare thor­ough­ly and elim­i­nate the main unpleas­ant sit­u­a­tions.

Before the trip

1. Make an appointment with a doctor and check your health.

For exam­ple, vis­it a den­tist if you have been putting off den­tal treat­ment for a long time, because the sit­u­a­tion may wors­en dur­ing the trip.

2. Familiarize yourself with the sanitary and epidemiological situation in the country.

Check the quar­an­tine restric­tions that apply in this region, as well as med­ical rec­om­men­da­tions for tourists. You may need vac­ci­na­tions, or you may need to take med­ica­tion a cer­tain amount of time before depar­ture.

3. Purchase a travel insurance policy with Covid-19 coverage.

Today, trav­el insur­ance with Covid-19 cov­er­age is manda­to­ry for most coun­tries. How­ev­er, even if insur­ance is not manda­to­ry for your coun­try, we advise you to pur­chase this ser­vice so that you do not have to pay for treat­ment out of your own pock­et lat­er.

It takes up to 10 min­utes to issue an insur­ance pol­i­cy, and up to 4 min­utes for tech­nol­o­gy com­pa­nies. For exam­ple, the EKTA insur­ance com­pa­ny intro­duced the trans­fer of pol­i­cy­hold­er data through the “Diya” appli­ca­tion. It’s fast, easy and com­fort­able. And you can pay for the select­ed pack­age using Apple Pay or Google Pay. If you don’t have this pro­gram, get insured on the web­site or in the mes­sen­ger. Per­son­al data can be scanned from your pass­port pho­to.

4. Pack things wisely.

Do not take too much. Choose things that are eas­i­ly com­bined with each oth­er. Be sure to take a first aid kit. If there are drugs that you take reg­u­lar­ly, put them in a suf­fi­cient quan­ti­ty. Pay atten­tion to the fact that some drugs that are allowed in your coun­try may be pro­hib­it­ed in anoth­er. Check it before you go.

During the trip

1. Eat only in reliable places.

Give pref­er­ence to well-pre­pared food, as well as veg­eta­bles and fruits that you can wash or clean your­self. Drink only bot­tled water that was opened with you. Avoid ice – it can be made from tap water.

2. Protect yourself from the sun.

Take with you a cream that pro­tects against UVA and UVB rays. On the beach, apply it every 2 hours and also after swim­ming. Do not neglect this, so as not to treat burns lat­er.

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Remem­ber that no means will be able to pro­tect you from the sun 100%, so wear a hat and try to stay in the shade.

3. Take care of your safety.

  • Lim­it alco­hol con­sump­tion.
  • Fol­low local laws, even if they seem ridicu­lous or sil­ly to you. This will help avoid cul­tur­al dis­putes, fines and even save lives.
  • Always wear pro­tec­tive gear such as a hel­met when rid­ing a scoot­er.
  • Do not walk or bathe bare­foot if there is a pos­si­bil­i­ty of injury or bite.
  • Do not approach or pet wild ani­mals. Even cute, at first glance, ani­mals can be dan­ger­ous.

4. If an unpleasant health-related situation does occur, contact the insurance company immediately.

Down­load the appli­ca­tion of the insur­ance com­pa­ny EKTA before the trip — Ekta insur­ance. It helps to keep the data about your pol­i­cy at hand, as well as to quick­ly con­tact the sup­port ser­vice in the event of an insur­ance claim.

Open the appli­ca­tion, go to the sup­port ser­vice sec­tion, choose a con­ve­nient mes­sen­ger or call the hot­line and describe your sit­u­a­tion. You do not need to enter the details of your insur­ance pol­i­cy. They tight­en auto­mat­i­cal­ly. Spe­cial­ists will quick­ly select the near­est hos­pi­tal, arrange a trans­fer or call a taxi at their own expense. There is no need to pay any­thing, the com­pa­ny trans­fers funds imme­di­ate­ly to the clin­ic’s account.

The most impor­tant thing: take a good mood with you and enjoy the trip.