Health Precautions for Business Travelers Globalization has led to frequent travels. There are people, who work across offices and literally live on suitcases. While traveling is really not exhausting if you love to travel and are healthy, it might pose a health issue due to changing climatic conditions, your tolerance toward foreign viruses and germs, or a sudden illness out of nowhere. Every geographical location has its own set of health threats. The inhabitants of the place are either vaccinated or have developed immunity to such local diseases. However, a visitor with no exposure and natural immunity to such a threat, and with no vaccination might be drastically affected. The other health challenge during a business travel could be a sudden illness. Even if the illness is mild, it might become a huge problem in a new place where you have a busy schedule and none to take care of you. As we all know, ‘prevention is better than cure.’ So, it is better to go so prepared that you don’t even bother to worry about any unexpected setback. One of the ways you can check that you are doing fine is through a thorough checkup before your trip. If your company offers corporate health screeningand you take benefit of that facility, then you would be on top of your health anyway and can take the right measures. The other big safety measure is taking the country-specific travel vaccination. Corporate health screening helps companies to ensure they are also taking care of the health of their employees through annual health routine checkups. Employees look at it as a thoughtful incentive from the company. This gesture of the company is a perfect way to ensure that the employees are healthy and can go through treatment and cure through proper detection and diagnosis. Travel vaccination is extremely important to avoid any unforeseen situation. According to WHO recommendations, a traveler should be vaccinated against measles, rubella, mumps, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough) and poliomyelitis before starting their travel. Young women should be specifically
vaccinated against rubella to avoid any complications later in life when they are pregnant. People working in the travel industry should be vaccinated if they have not already developed immunity. Even if you feel that your travel doesn’t require you to mingle around or travel locally much, there are high chances of infections on flights. Therefore, travel vaccinations must be mandatory in your pre-travel list.