Located in southeast Europe. The heart of the country is mountainous and further south the rich, well-cultivated soil is dissected by many rivers, all tributaries of the Danube River. The north is more densely populated. Over 3,400 glaciated lakes and lagoons are a feature of the south east.

The climate is continental with cool, wet summers in the mountains and warmer, drier weather elsewhere, with periodic droughts in the north and eastern plains. Winter can be severe although milder along the Black Sea coast. Summer temperatures average 24°C.

Pre-travel Preparation Will Help Protect Your Health While You Are Away

Pre-travel preparation will help keep you safe and healthy while you are away. Please consult the Travel Doctor-TMVC before you travel overseas. We will provide specific recommendations tailored to your itinerary. Our doctors will assess and advise you on your risks, and recommend appropriate vaccination and medication to minimise your risk of becoming seriously unwell on your trip.

Safe Eating and Drinking Practices

One of the great pleasures of travel is sampling the local cuisine. However, contaminated food and beverages are a common cause of traveller’s diarrhoea and other gastrointestinal illnesses. Safe eating and drinking practices are essential in minimising your risk of contracting traveller’s diarrhoea.

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Cold Climates

If you are travelling to extremely cold destinations including mountainous regions and snow-flaked landscapes begin exercising to prepare your body six to eight weeks before departure. Cold temperatures are not something to be trifled with, ensuring you are dressed appropriately and know the warning signs for frostbite and hypothermia are critical.

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