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Travel tips for older travellers

TRAVEL TIPS OLDER TRAVELLERS- O CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR If you have any concerns about your health before travelling abroad, it is always best to speak to your doctor. Depending on your condition a medical evaluation may be available to ensure you are fit to travel. (2 LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION Choosing the right destination can make or break a holiday. If you suffer from a pre-exisitng medical condition or limited mobility, this is even more important. Take into consideration; Culture Cuisine- Accessibility Climate Language Entertainment 3. GET INSURED Travelling without travel insurance is a risky business, if you have an accident or need any kind of medical attention while abroad it can become very costly! Travel Insurance gives you the protection and reassurance you need to enjoy your holiday. Top 10 most likely countries for claims 1. Philippines 2. Thailand 3. Jamaica 6. Greece India Spain 9. 7. 8. 4. Pakistan New Zealand 5. Cyprus 10. Egypt AVERAGE OASK FOR HELP £900 COST PER CLAIM Airports offer services for those with mobility problems, from taking your luggage to guiding you to your specific gate or departure lounge. Most holiday resorts will also cater for various needs or medical conditions, from wheelchairs and mobility aids to specially adapted rooms or apartments. It is always best to inform people of your condition while travelling. PACK SMART Ensure you pack everything you could potentially need for your trip. without giving yourself the burden of unnecessary luggage. Pack any medication you take on a daily basis including extra in case you run out. A copy of your prescription may also be useful in case you need to top up while you are abroad. Source; Foreign & Commonwealth Office

Travel tips for older travellers

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