Roda Health Travel

There are few, if any, special requirements or unusual health issues when travelling to Roda. Most advice is common sense, but it is worth repeating some of the basics:

  • take out adequate Travel Insurance or you could face a huge medical bill if you fall ill and need treatment
  • get a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) to entitle you to free or discounted healthcare in European countries check the health section of your country’s travel advice before you travel
  • drink plenty of water in hot climates to avoid dehydration
  • be safe in the sun - use a high-factor sunscreen and avoid excessive sunbathing between 11am - 3pm
  • find out the local emergency services numbers and the number of the local hospital
  • practice safe sex - take condoms with you as quality varies in different countries. HIV and Aids, and other sexually transmitted diseases can be caught worldwide.
Long-distance journeys:
  • don’t wear tight clothing on long-distance journeys
  • do regular stretching exercises such as flexing and extending your ankles to avoid circulation problems
  • walk round at regular intervals on long flights
  • drink plenty of water on flights and avoid drinking too much alcohol.
Consult your doctor before long-distance travel if you:
  • are pregnant or have given birth in the last 6 months
  • have a history of blood disorders, deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism
  • are taking hormonal medication (including the contraceptive pill)
  • have cancer, heart problems or have recently had surgery.

If you have a pre-existing medical condition
  • tell your travel insurer about your condition(s). Making a declaration of pre-existing conditions does not automatically increase your premium. Better to to sure than taken ill and not be covered
  • ask your doctor how the trip might affect you
  • check local climate conditions and consider how you might be affected
  • carry a doctor’s letter and a copy of any prescriptions
  • ensure your medication is legal in Greece – your country’s consulate in Corfu Town or Athens can advise you
  • learn key words and phrases in the local language for your condition, medication and emergency help
  • take the same precautions you normally would in your own country if you weren’t going to be at home for a while
  • if you suffer from a mental illness you should be aware that facilities and local attitudes to mental health problems may differ from those in your home country. Do some research before you leave.