Based on the statistics from the Airlines for America, around 231 million passengers are estimated to use the United States airlines this summer between June 1st and August 31st.
If this prediction proves to be true, a new record will be established as last year 210 million passengers traveled during the summer period.
The problem is that around 20 percent of these people suffer some kind of injury or illness during the vacation period, and the leading causes are car crashes or bad food. Health officials offer a few tips to help people reduce these risks.
First thing would be that Americans need to make a health plan review before going on a trip abroad. Having a health plan means that you know which health care providers and hospitals are around the holiday destination you choose.
Also, you need to know how much medical coverage these hospitals provide you. Experts underline that people should contact their family doctor or a travel medicine clinic before deciding where they want to go.
This way they will be well informed regarding the safety of their vacation tour. Family doctors know the health history of every patient, so they will be able to give the best tips for a healthy summer holiday.
The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) designed a program that allows people to find out what vaccines are recommended based on their destination choices. Money, safety, and health are the three most important things someone should take into consideration before going on a trip.
Thanks to the latest technological development, most health plans include mobile apps which provide tourists with all the information they need about the places they visit.
For instance, the Heath4Me app, which is available and free on Android and iPhone as well, offers users additional information about urgent care facilities, pharmacies, hospitals, and nearby health providers.
This app can help you calculate the cost of standard medical services. Other apps allow users to contact a registered nurse at any time based on a digital ID card registration.
People should know that global insurance companies provide tourists with additional information and support regarding monitor care, health care providers, excellent facilities, and foreign-language translation.
It is worth mentioning that during a summer trip, you need to have an extra credit card to make sure that you will be able to cover the medical expenses in the worst case scenario.
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