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Visit Your Doctor Before You Travel

It is important that you visit a travel medicine specialist or a doctor familiar with travel medicine to answer your questions and make specific recommendations for you. The best time to see the doctor is at least 4-6 weeks before your trip.

CDC's website provides general recommendations, but CDC cannot give you specific advice. Recommendations for vaccines and medicines depend on many factors that are specific to each person. Be sure to give your doctor all the information needed to make recommendations. Examples of these factors include:

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Survival Guide To Safe, Healthy Travel

Every year more and more Americans are traveling internationally - for vacation, business, and volunteerism, and to visit friends and family. Whatever your reason for traveling, the information on this page will help you to be Proactive, Prepared, and Protected when it comes to your health - and the health of others - while you are traveling.

Every year more and more Americans are traveling internationally - for vacation, business, and volunteerism, and to visit friends and family. Whatever your reason for traveling, the information on this page will help you to be Proactive, Prepared, and Protected when it comes to your health - and the health of others - while you are traveling.

BE PROACTIVE!

Take steps to anticipate any issues that could arise during your trip. The information in this section will help you plan for a safe and healthy trip.

* Learn about your destination.
* See a doctor before you travel.

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Registration of Traveler Emergency Contact and Itinerary Information

Several airlines have registration processes that allow travelers to provide their contact information, emergency contact/next-of-kin information, and travel itinerary information in case on an emergency.

Several airlines have registration processes that allow travelers to provide their contact information, emergency contact/next-of-kin information, and travel itinerary information in case on an emergency.

In light of recent events involving an airline traveler with a potentially infectious disease, CDC encourages travelers to provide this information to ensure they can be reached in case of emergency. Please contact your airline for specific information about its emergency contact forms and procedures.

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Preparing for Your Trip to Canada

Before visiting Canada, you may need to get the following vaccinations and medications for vaccine-preventable diseases and other diseases you might be at risk for at your destination.

Before visiting Canada, you may need to get the following vaccinations and medications for vaccine-preventable diseases and other diseases you might be at risk for at your destination:

If your travel plans will take you to more than one country during a single trip, be sure to let your health-care provider know so that you can receive the appropriate vaccinations and information for all of your destinations. Long-term travelers, such as those who plan to work or study abroad, may also need additional vaccinations as required by their employer or school.

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Medical Preparation Before Trip to Afghanistan

Before visiting Afghanistan, you may need to get the following vaccinations and medications for vaccine-preventable diseases and other diseases you might be at risk for at your destination: (Note: Your doctor or health-care provider will determine what you will need, depending on factors such as your health and immunization history, areas of the country you will be visiting, and planned activities.)

Before visiting Afghanistan, you may need to get the following vaccinations and medications for vaccine-preventable diseases and other diseases you might be at risk for at your destination: (Note: Your doctor or health-care provider will determine what you will need, depending on factors such as your health and immunization history, areas of the country you will be visiting, and planned activities.)

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