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5.4 Other personal health and safety matters

  • The commonest cause of morbidity and mortality among expatriates overseas is road-traffic accidents.
  • Avoid travelling after dusk, if you can, and wear a seat belt if at all possible.
  • Never resist violent theft.
  • Remember that if a child needs to return to the UK for treatment, you need cover that allows a parent to accompany the child.

The FCO website of the UK government contains a wealth of travel advice.

The WHO site also provides a useful list of contents for a basic medical kit and advice on other health matters -

Take a plentiful supply of personal medications. If you wear glasses or contact lenses, remember to take spares and your prescription with you.

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