Special Activities

Special Activities

A few activities have specific recommendations to ensure the safety of the traveller during and after the activity.

SCUBA DIVING: Individuals who scuba dive while travelling should wait 12 to 48 hours (depending on the length of dives) before boarding a jet airplane. This measure is important for avoiding decompression sickness (also called “the bends”).

HIGH-ALTITUDE EXPOSURE: Individuals who will be travelling to mountainous or other high-altitude regions should consider preventing and treating high-altitude illnesses. These illnesses include mountain sickness, high-altitude pulmonary oedema, and high-altitude cerebral oedema.

WILDERNESS TRAVEL: Individuals who plan travel to remote areas that lack medical facilities should discuss precautionary measures, especially if they will be exposed to extreme climates or exercise-related stress (for example, mountain climbing or long-distance bicycle tours).

Speak to our travel specialists who can provide information about the health risks that could be encountered and can give advice for minimising these risks.