Your risks while in Greece, concerning your health Don't let them spoil your happiness..
- Get vaccinated
- Avoid non-sterile medical or cosmetic equipment
Some travellers need also to ask their doctor before travelling for
- Hepatitis A outbreaks , which occur throughout the world and sometimes in countries with a low risk for hepatitis A. You can get hepatitis A through contaminated food or water in Greece, according to the US CDC so talk to your doctor to see if the hepatitis A vaccine is right for you.
- Hepatitis B which you can get through sexual contact, contaminated needles, and blood products, so it is recommended to be vaccinated if you might have sex with a new partner, get a tattoo or piercing, or have any medical proceduresO
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
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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.
- Bug bites here can still spread diseases.
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?
- Cover exposed skin by wearing long-sleeved shirts, long pants, and hats.
- Use an appropriate insect repellent (see below).
- Consider using permethrin-treated clothing and gear if spending a lot of time outside. Do not use permethrin directly on skin
- FOR PROTECTION AGAINST TICKS AND MOSQUITOES:Use a repellent that contains 20% or more DEETfor protection that lasts up to several hours.
- FOR PROTECTION AGAINST MOSQUITOES ONLY:Products with one of the following active ingredients can also help prevent mosquito bites. Higher percentages of active ingredient provide longer protection.
- Picaridin (also known as KBR 3023, Bayrepel, and icaridin)
- Oil of lemon eucalyptus (OLE) or PMD
- Always use insect repellent as directed.
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.