For many, island hopping in Thailand is the trip of a lifetime, and generally speaking, when you embark on the trip of a lifetime, accidents abroad aren’t at the forefront of your mind.
That being said, when island hopping in Thailand it is important to remain vigilant. Be aware of threats to your health and safety that could cut your island hopping in Thailand adventure short. After all, who wants to come home to face a travel accident compensation claim?
Staying safe when island hopping in Thailand
One of the common mistakes travellers make when island hopping in Thailand is to over-schedule, packing too many islands into your itinerary.
There are so many islands to discover in Thailand, Koh Tao, Koh Samui, Krabi, Phuket, to name just a few, it can be tempting to dash between them all in one trip. This isn’t generally advisable. Spend enough time in each area to explore it properly and relax following your journey between each.
Given the heat and humidity, if you experience overexertion when island hopping in Thailand, it is really going to take its toll. Enjoy your trip and take things slow to minimise the risk of illness abroad.
What’s more, the different islands have different climates. Stick to one side of the coast. While island hopping in Thailand on the west coast, the east coast will be experiencing monsoon season, generally not a great time to travel to the area. Monsoon season is extremely humid and can cause myriad travel-related illnesses.
In addition, always plan your travel before you head out. This will ensure that your flights are covered by UK law in the instance that you do experience an accident when island hopping in Thailand. This will streamline your claim for travel accident compensation.
Visit your GP well in advance of your intended travel date to enquire about any necessary pre-travel vaccinations.
Claiming travel accident compensation
If you have been injured abroad or have suffered illness on holiday through no fault of your own, Accident Advice Helpline could help you recover the compensation you deserve for the harm and distress you have endured.
For more information, speak with one of our friendly advisors today via our freephone helpline number, 0800 689 0500. Lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for your convenience, and there’s never any pressure to pursue your claim at any point during or following your call.
Date Published: April 29, 2016
Author: Accident Advice