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First Aid Kit:

  • Hydrocortisone 1% cream to treat mild skin irritations, such as itching caused by insect bites or poison ivy.
  • An antiallergenic, such as an antihistamine or epinephrine prescribed by your doctor, p. ex. by auto injection (EpiPen®)
  • Anti diarrheal
  • Medications to relieve motion sickness
  • Cream or antibacterial and antifungal spray for wounds to prevent infection
  • Medication against colds and flu, such as decongestants, cough medicine or throat lozenges
  • Antipyretic and analgesic, such as acetylsalicylic acid (p. Ex. AspirinMD), ibuprofen (p. Ex. AdvilMD) or acetaminophen (p. Ex. TylenolMD)
  • Medications for gastrointestinal discomfort, such as antacids and laxatives
  • Medications that vary by destination, such as those against malaria, altitude sickness or motion sickness, if recommended.
  • If you need syringes, take in more than you need for the entire duration of your stay and bring a medical certificate from your health care provider stating that they are for medical use.
  • Earplugs for noise reduction or to prevent contaminated water from entering the ear canal
  • Tablets or filters to purify water
  • Sunscreen (SPF 15 or higher)
  • Gel with aloe for sunburn
  • Eye drops
  • Insect repellent containing DEET or icaridin
  • Mosquito net or screen
  • An extra pair of corrective lenses (eyeglasses or contact lenses) or a prescription

For more information on the Traveller’s Checklist, visit the following link