Dr Clare Applegarth from Clifton Beach Medical and Surgical discusses personal safety, and preparations and precautions to take while travelling overseas.
Video Transcription Below.
Dr Clare Applegarth, MBBS, FRACGP, Diploma in Child Health, BA, BSc.
Personal safety is really important when you’re travelling overseas. Studies show that when overseas we take risks that we would never take when we’re at home. If you’re planning to ride a motorbike, go scuba diving or engage in adventure activities take the same precautions you would take at home, wearing your helmet and checking that your equipment is safe. Also, remember that most travel insurance policies will not cover these activities in their general policy and you’ll need to purchase an additional travel policy if you plan on doing any adrenalin seeking activities. Finally, make sure that you register your trip with smarttraveler.gov.au so that if calamity strikes you’ve got some consular assistance to help you out.
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