Friday, December 02, 2005

Info on Travelers' Health in Italy and Europe


Here are the links on Travelers' Health in Italy and Europe:

    • Avian Flu Fact Sheet – Source: U. S. Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs – International Travel

    • Prescription
      • One should be able to find most of their U.S. prescribed drugs at a farmacia (drug store/pharmacy) which are located in cities and most towns in Italy depending on size and population.
      • However, if you are taking a new or recently release drug or medication released in the U. S., the farmica in Italy may not have it available to them.
      • Please do NOT pack your drugs or medications in your checked luggage. Be sure to carry them with you whether you are flying, taking a bus or a train or whatever the mode of transportation. You do not want to risk shortening your vacation or travel because of lost, delayed or stolen drugs or medications.
    • Over the counter (OTC)
      • Believe it or not, you will have to go to a farmacia to buy aspirin plus pay more for fewer doses.
      • If you have a favorite OTC drug or medication(s), be sure you have an adequate supply with you when you move or travel around Italy.
      • The major exception is if you have access to one of the U.S. Military bases (Air Force, Army or Navy) in Italy and have authorized privileges to the Commissary, Shopette and Post/Base Exchange based on your status.
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Much can be said about travel and your health. For most of us, we may never need to go to a hospital or seek out medical assistance. However, there are always a few that will need to plan and be aware of health and medical contingencies concern their respective travel plans.

I cannot provide you with a checklist but as I post these blog entries, there is information that one should find helpful as they travel or move to Italy.

That's it for Thursday, 1 December 2005: giovedì, 1 dicembre 2005

Ciao, Ben

Today’s quote is an Italian proverb, author unknown.

"Ambasciator non porta pena."
"Don't shoot the messenger."

When you have a free moment or two, please read my wife's interesting and entertaining blog about our life in Italy with photographs:

Friends and Family in Italy

Going to Spain, read my new blog:

Info About, For or On Spain – a source of links About, For or On Spain for those individuals traveling or already living in Spain.


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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

im about to leave for 3 months in being hosted by a lovely italian family in colico,on lake from cape town,south 44 and its my first trip to europe! thanks for a ll the valuble advice! xx