• Destination-related,URGENT4 GREECE! 
    • Antimalarial medications
    • Medication to prevent or treat high-altitude illness
  • Pain or fever (one or more of the following, or an alternative):
    • Acetaminophen
    • Aspirin
    • Ibuprofen
  • Stomach upset or diarrhea:
    • Over-the-counter antidiarrheal medication (such as loperamide [Imodium] or bismuth subsalicylate [Pepto-Bismol])
    • Antibiotics for self-treatment of moderate to severe diarrhea
    • Packets of oral rehydration salts for dehydration
    • Mild laxative
    • Antacid
  • Throat and respiratory discomfort:
    • Antihistamine
    • Decongestant, alone or in combination with antihistamine
    • Cough suppressant or expectorant
    • Throat lozenges
  • Anti-motion sickness medication
  • Epinephrine auto-injector (such as an EpiPen), especially if history of severe allergic reaction; smaller-dose packages are available for children
  • Any medications, prescription or over the counter, taken on a regular basis at home.


  • Insect repellent (see the Protection against Mosquitoes, Ticks, and Other Insects and Arthropods) 
  • Sunscreen (≥15 SPF)
  • Antibacterial hand wipes or an alcohol-based hand cleaner, containing at least 60% alcohol
  • Useful items in certain circumstances:
    • Extra pair of contact lenses, prescription glasses, or both, for people who wear corrective lenses
    • Mild sedative (such as zolpidem [Ambien]), other sleep aid, or antianxiety medication
    • Latex condoms
    • Water purification tablets
    • Commercial suture or syringe kits to be used by a local clinician. (These items will require a letter from the prescribing physician on letterhead stationery.)


The contents of a travel health kit should be tailored to the traveler’s needs, type of travel, length of travel, and destination. A travel health kit can help to ensure travelers have supplies they need to manage preexisting medical conditions,prevent illness related to traveling and take care of minor health problems as they occur.

All medications should be carried in their original containers with clear labels, so the contents are easily identified. Travelers should carry copies of all prescriptions, including their generic names. For controlled substances and injectable medications, travelers should carry a note from the prescribing physician or from the travel clinic on letterhead stationery. Certain medications are not permitted in certain countries. If there is a question about these restrictions, particularly with controlled substances, travelers should contact the embassy or consulate of the destination country. sily identified. 

Travelers with preexisting medical conditions should carry enough medication for the duration of their trip and an extra supply, in case the trip is extended for any reason. People with preexisting conditions, such as diabetes or allergies, should consider wearing an alert bracelet (such as those available and making sure this information is on a card in their wallet and with their other travel documents. 

  • Disposable gloves (≥2 pairs)
  • Adhesive bandages, multiple sizes
  • Gauze
  • Adhesive tape
  • Elastic bandage wrap for sprains and strains
  • Antiseptic
  • Cotton swabs
  • Tweezers*
  • Scissors*
  • Antifungal and antibacterial ointments or creams
  • 1% hydrocortisone cream
  • Anti-itch gel or cream for insect bites and stings
  • Aloe gel for sunburns
  • Moleskin or molefoam for blisters
  • Digital thermometer
  • Saline eye drops
  • First aid quick reference card