While some locations are more high risk than others, wherever you travel to in the world, there is always a chance that you will suffer from a stomach bug. That being said, an awareness of this risk is the first step to minimising your chance suffering an illness abroad, giving you the opportunity to swot up on tips to avoid food poisoning.
Having a good understanding of recognised tips to avoid food poisoning can help you stay in good health on holiday. After all, who wants to return home to the legalities of a travel accident compensation case?
5 top tips to avoid food poisoning
It always pays to be cautious in many respects when travelling abroad. This vigilance should also be extended to when dining and drinking on holiday.
While these tips to avoid food poisoning abroad aren’t extensive, they certainly are five of the best:
- Always wash your hands before and after you eat
- Avoid buffets outside of your all-inclusive
- Do not eat from street vendors
- Choose fruit and vegetables you can peel yourself, such as bananas
- Only drink bottled water and be wary of ice cubes in drinks
When our tips to avoid food poisoning don’t work
When suffering from food poisoning abroad, the best way to manage your illness is to stay hydrated. Eat bland foods, when possible, such as dry bread or rice. Drink bottled water and stay out of the heat. Avoid caffeine and alcohol.
If your condition worsens, seek urgent medical attention, wherever you are in the world.
Claiming compensation for food poisoning
When your hotel, flight company or excursion company is to blame for your holiday illness, you may be able to claim travel compensation for the harm you have suffered.
To ensure that you are covered under UK law, it is always advisable to book any holidays abroad through a UK travel company. In doing so, your travel company is responsible for your health and safety during all elements of the package you booked through them.
With this in mind, if your all inclusive has caused you stomach problems, your travel company could be held liable in your travel compensation claim.
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Date Published: August 1, 2016
Author: Accident Advice