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There's a lot to think about when you're preparing to travel to a different country. When you're planning what to take on your trip, don't forget to pack a Travelers' Health Kit in your luggage. It's a good idea to keep all medicines, especially prescriptions, in your carry-on bags. Because of airline security rules, sharp objects and some liquids and gels will have to remain in checked luggage. Check airline regulations for your specific airline before packing.
Basic first-aid items
- Elastic wrap for sprains
- Double antibiotic ointment
- Tweezers (not allowed in your carry-on)
- Digital thermometer
- 1% hydrocortisone cream
- Moleskin for blisters
- Lubricating eye drops
- Acetaminophen (Tylenol), Ibuprofen (Advil) and/or Naproxen (Aleve) for pain or fever
- Bismuth Subsalicylate (Pepto-Bismol)
- Loperamide (Immodium AD)
- Oral rehydration solution packets
- Antihistamine (Benadryl, Zyrtec, or Loratadine)
- Decongestant (alone or in combination with antihistamine)
- Cough drops
When traveling with medications, make sure you carry them in their original containers with clear labels, so it's clear what medicines they are. If you are carrying any controlled substances or injectable medicines, carry a note on letterhead stationery from your doctor to explain your reason for having this medicine.
- Any prescription or over-the-counter drugs you take on a regular or intermittent basis
- Anti-malaria drugs, if needed
- Antibiotics for Traveler’s Diarrhea, if needed
Other important items
- Insect repellent/wipes (Deet 30-50%)
- Sunscreen (at least SPF 30)
- Antibacterial hand wipes or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer (with at least 60% alcohol)
- Clothes pins (2-3)
- Extra contact lenses and extra pair of glasses.
- Water purification tablets
- Latex condoms, other contraceptives
Make a medical contact card that includes:
- Address/phone numbers of area hospitals or clinics; see Doctors/Hospitals Abroad (U.S. Department of State)
- Address/phone number of the American Embassy or Consulate in your destination; see web sites of U.S. Embassies, Consulates, and Diplomatic Missions (U.S. Department of State)
From the CDC
For more information, see the Travelers' Health Kit section of the CDC Health Information for International Travel. Remember that CDC recommends you talk to a health care provider familiar with travel medicine before your trip to make sure you have any vaccines or medicines you need to stay healthy. Please contact UHS 2-3 months before traveling abroad.