Visiting family and friends in foreign countries
All countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America with low hygiene standards.
Seek advice from your GP or a doctor at a travel clinic, even if you are travelling very soon.
Are you travelling to a malaria risk area?
- Persons who have already had malaria are not immune.
- Protect yourself against mosquito bites from dusk until sunrise.
- Take preventive malaria tablets if recommended, even if your family or friends that live locally do not take these tablets and make sure you start before departure.
- Take into consideration that malaria medication may not be of reliable quality in some countries.
Foods and drinks
Always use condoms during sexual contact with a new partner.
Avoid contact with mammals in countries where rabies is present in pets, such as dogs and cats.
If you have been in close contact with individuals who had a cough in a country where tuberculosis is common, have a tuberculosis test performed two to three months after you return.
Other health risks
Check the health risks at your destination.