Know Why You Must Consider Vaccination before Traveling to Bali

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You have booked your tickets, packed your bags and you are all set to fly off to Bali. Hey, have you had vaccines yet? You are traveling to Bali for a short trip. Are vaccinations required for travel to Bali? Well, while traveling you meet different people and there are high chances that some of them may be infected. Traveling to a certain location also creates concern for many travelers, as Bali is exposed to certain diseases. Consequently, travelers should ensure to get the required vaccines before traveling to Bali. If you do not get the following recommended vaccines and fall sick, this could leave you with hefty medical bills. 

Falling sick during a vacation can be worrisome. Prevention or treatment seems to be a safety measure to cure certain diseases if a person is infected. Individuals with weak immune systems are prone to get infected with the following diseases. 

Typhoid:

Typhoid is often linked to salmonella bacteria, known as Salmonella Typhi. This disease is spread by contaminated food and water. You may experience symptoms such as abdominal pain, fever, and diarrhoea. Bali is highly exposed due to typhoid; hence, vaccination is recommended. If you are planning to Bali for more than 6 weeks or to stay in remote areas or if you wish to eat street food, then vaccination is recommended. An individual should get a vaccination at least a month before traveling to Bali.

Bali Belly (Traveller’s Diarrhoea):

This is one of the most common diseases that attack foreign tourists in Bali. It is a term used for diarrhoea and other digestive disorders. It is mainly caused due to contaminated water and food. The primary cause of getting this disease is the consumption of street food and drinking tap water. Because of the lack of hygiene and humid climate conditions, this makes bacteria occur faster in food. Some of the common symptoms of this condition are vomiting, stomach cramps and diarrhoea. 

Hepatitis A:

This liver infection is also spread through infected food and drink. It is one of the most common travel diseases after diarrhoea. Infected individuals can spread this disease through direct contact. Some of the common symptoms of this medical condition include nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. It can even cause liver damage in some cases.

Rabies:

This disease is primarily spread due to a dog bite. It can even cause death if the virus has reached the brain and central nervous system. Getting vaccination before coming to Bali is not enough and certain precautions are to be taken. A huge number of stray dogs and monkeys carry viruses; hence, it is advised to stay away from them.

Malaria:

The chances of getting infected with malaria are lower. But, if you are planning to stay in rural areas for a longer duration or intend to indulge in mountain hiking, then getting malaria prophylaxis is mandatory. At present, there is no vaccination for malaria. The best way to prevent malaria is to wear long sleeves while trekking and apply mosquito-repellent ointment. 

Dengue:

Dengue is a speculative disease and is spread through mosquito bites. The vaccine for dengue fever is not available. This disease is like flu and is very common in Bali. Ades mosquito is mainly responsible for this disease and it mainly occurs during the daytime. 

Conclusions

The application of travel vaccines is recommended according to the country you are traveling, the duration of the trip and your medical condition. Before getting a vaccine, it is advised to get a recommendation from the doctor about the type of vaccine. Be sure that you have got the mandatory vaccine before traveling. 

Buying the best international travel insurance plan can save you from huge losses about your travel plans. Religare Travel Insurance offers Bali Travel Insurance that covers the medical expenses arising out of illness during the period of the policy.