Tourists should make an appointment with their doctor ahead of any foreign trip, one expert has claimed.

People booking cheap flights to Thailand or other exotic destinations such as India should ensure that they make an appointment to see their healthcare professional in advance of their trip.This is according to Dr Pixie McKenna, who explained that many people are misinformed when it comes to travel health.

She urged holidaymakers to speak to their doctor or other healthcare professional six to eight weeks before they travel to make sure that they have taken all the necessary precautions.

“None of us are immune. We all have to be proactive and seek advice and try to make our holiday healthy as well as happy,” Dr McKenna stated.

Her comments come as a nationwide campaign was launched to make people more aware of health risks while travelling.

The 8 Weeks To Go initiative is designed to encourage travelling Brits to seek expert health advice before jetting off on holiday.

According to the campaign, one in two travellers has fallen ill or been injured while visiting a foreign country.

Written by Anthony Nicholson

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