A Healthy Packing List for Your Next Vacation

A Healthy Packing List for Your Next Vacation

Mar 19 2020

Warmer weather is on the horizon. We put together a packing list that’ll keep you and your family happy and healthy.

You may dreaming of warm beaches and blue waters. No matter where you plan to vacation, we created a helpful packing list just for you.

A virtual piece of mind. Did you know you can do a lot of preventative care before you even open your suitcase to pack? It starts with being cautious of your health. Starting to feel the sniffles right before takeoff? Virtual care can save you time and money before you leave for your trip, or if something may happen during your fun in the sun. Virtual care is a great for minor medical issues like a sore throat, fever or earache. Virtual care is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week – so you can have peace of mind.

An extra assist. What happens if you were to get sick mid-vacation? Many health plans offer travel assistance to their members, which eliminates the need to purchase additional medical coverage once you’re abroad. Priority Health members and their dependents have access to Assist America at no extra cost. It’s available whenever members are traveling more than 100 miles from home or in another country. The service provides support with medical referrals, monitoring, evacuation, repatriation and much more. You can find out more about Assist America through their app, as well as contact information for inside and outside of the U.S.

No slacking on vacation. Staying healthy before your vacation is obviously important, but don’t stop these habits once you’ve landed in paradise. Drinking plenty of fluids, eating healthy food and staying active on vacation can help you enjoy the trip even more. A change of scenery is also good for your mental health, so make sure to enjoy the time off and try to destress while away.

In light of the increase in COVID-19 cases, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and World Health Organization are monitoring global travel and updating any restrictions daily. See a list of destinations with travel notices available here.

Wondering if you should cancel an upcoming spring break trip or work travel? These FAQs can also help.

Doing these simple steps and being prepared before you depart will help you to unwind and relax on your trip. Happy travels.