Some travellers need also to ask their doctor before travelling for
Eat and Drink Safely
Food and water standards in Greece are similar to those in Europe and the United States. Most travelers do not need to take special food or water precautions beyond what they normally do at home
Food and drinks served on board cruise ships are generally safe. However, be careful about what you eat and drink at ports of call
Although Greece is an industrialized country, THERE ARE CASES OF ENDEMIC MALARIA during the last years in several areas of the country and also, and also WEST NILE VIRUS has caused some hundreds of INFECTIONS AND DEATHS since 2009.
Just as you would do to protect yourself wherever your residence is, try to avoid any bites while spending time outside or in wooded areas.
What can I do to prevent mosquito and bug bites?
Registration of Traveler Emergency Contact and Itinerary Information
CDC, ATLANTA US
Several airlines have registration processes that allow travelers to provide their contact information, emergency contact/next-of-kin information, and travel itinerary information in case on an emergency to ensure they can be reached in case of emergency.
Please contact your airline for specific information about its emergency contact forms and procedures.
Additionally, the U.S. State Department provides a free travel registration service to U.S. citizens who are traveling or living in another country. Registration allows a traveler to record information about his or her upcoming trip abroad that the Department of State can use to assist in case of an emergency. Americans residing abroad can also get routine information from the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate. For more information, see the U.S. Department of State’s Travel Registration site.
Ready with your Travel
Kit for Greece?
Its better to be aware and well equipped to be protected for possible treatable
illness or minor injury duriong your stay in Greece and the Greek islands than find yourself in need of visiting a Greek Health Center or Emergency room due to the disastrous situation that the Austerity Health reform has caused to the Greek Hospitals. Consult your Doctor before departing for Greece or visit the Global Travel Clinic Program of the International Society of Travel Medicine for Pre-travel consultation
Avoid the Greek Hospital
Stay Safe Outdoors .
If your travel plans in Greece include outdoor activities, take these steps to stay safe and healthy during your trip:
Keep Away from Animals
Most animals avoid people, but they may attack if they feel threatened, are protecting their young or territory, or if they are injured or ill. Animal bites and scratches can lead to serious diseases such as rabies, and , caution, in Greece rabies is back infecting foxes dogs and cats
Follow these tips to protect yourself:
visit our Rabies back website
Information for Travelers
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Traveler's Health Recommendations and Guidelines are provided by the commitment of the greek2m team, to journalistic accuracy and credibility on scientific updated evidence based medical information , under the auspices and the approval of the Greek Center of Disease Control, the Hellenic CDC (HCDP)