Coughs, Colds and Chest Infections

Respiratory tract infections are the second most common health issue for international travellers. These infections affect one-in-four people during a four-week stay. The risk of contracting this type of illness is higher during travel because of increased exposure to large numbers of people in crowded situations including aircraft cabins, airport terminals, trains, buses, cruise ships, shopping centres, and popular tourist sites.


Medications to relieve symptoms including decongestants, antihistamines and an antibiotic should also be considered for your medical kit.