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help you plan and enjoy your sun vacation.

The Sun destination tool provides you with a short description, weather information and currency for the sun destination selected from our interactive map. Our downloadable Packing checklist helps you remember key items to make your trip memorable; and our Travel tips offer useful points to help you reduce your risk of travellers’ diarrhea.

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Being prepared

Your trip is booked and your passport is up to date. You just need to throw your bathing suit into a bag, and you are all set! Maybe you should consider packing a few additional items. To make sure you pack certain key items along with others that will make your vacation memorable, use our checklist and start relaxing sooner:

Toiletries and pharmaceuticals

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  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Moisturizer
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Make-up kit
  • Perfume
  • Deodorant
  • Razor/shaving cream
  • Toothbrush, paste and floss
  • Brush or comb
  • Hair accessories
  • Soap, shampoo and conditioner
  • Hair dryer
  • Glasses, contact lenses and cleaner/solution
  • Medicines and prescriptions
  • Oral hydration salts
  • First-aid kit

Clothing

  • Underwear/bras
  • Socks
  • Pants
  • Shorts
  • Belt
  • Shirts
  • Sweaters
  • Undershirts/T-shirts
  • Rain coat/jacket
  • Hat or cap
  • Pyjamas
  • Bathing suit
  • Skirt/dress
  • Sandals/flip flops
  • Shoes
  • Beach towel & bag

Documents

  • Passport and ID cards
  • Parental permission letters when travelling with children
  • Visa, if required
  • Immunization record, if required
  • Itinerary (dates, contact numbers and addresses)
  • Plane tickets
  • Vouchers/confirmations for hotel/car rental/tours
  • Proof of travel and medical insurance policies
  • Maps
  • Travel guides
  • Foreign language dictionary
  • Cash (both local and foreign currency)
  • Travellers’ cheques, credit and/or debit cards

Miscellaneous accessories

  • Sewing kit
  • Money belt
  • Backpack
  • Travel journal
  • Pens
  • Address book
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera, video camera, batteries and memory cards
  • Cell phone and/or calling card
  • Outlet converter/adapter
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Alarm clock
  • Watch
  • Books/magazines
  • Sports/game accessories
  • Music player
  • Inexpensive, non-cherished jewellery

Help prevent diarrhea

A vacation can be wonderful: visiting exotic places, tasting local foods and discovering new cultures. Unfortunately, travellers’ diarrhea can put a damper on your fun. To help you enjoy your vacation to the fullest, here are a few tips that may help reduce your risk of travellers’ diarrhea.

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Take one or two Travelan tablets before every meal, three times per day, starting 48 hours before travel and during the period of travel. Even if you take Travelan, you should still practice normal travel hygiene:

  • Always boil water, thoroughly cook meat, and peel fruits and vegetables; otherwise, do not consume!
  • Always wash your hands prior to eating or drinking. Wash your hands using soap and running water. Carry alcohol-based hand sanitizers to use when water is not available.
  • Only consume food that is thoroughly cooked and still hot. Do not eat uncooked food, particularly shellfish and salads. Fruits and vegetables that can be peeled are safe choices.
  • Eat cold foods cold, and hot foods hot.
  • Only drink commercially bottled water or juice in sealed containers, or water that has been purified through boiling or treated with iodine or chlorine.
  • Avoid ice, unless you are sure that it comes from purified water.
  • Avoid unpasteurized dairy products, including ice cream.
  • Avoid food from street vendors.
  • Do not swim in contaminated water.
  • Brush your teeth with purified or commercially bottled water.
Gastrolyte

In addition, you should always travel with oral rehydration salts (e.g. gastrolyte). These can help manage fluid loss resulting from diarrhea, which is more likely to occur in the event of moderate to severe travel diarrhea.