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By Health Promotion Board

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Immunising your children before a trip is a step in the right direction, but what else can you do to keep them safe?

First, research the health conditions of your destination — where you should not go, the foods to avoid, and other health advisories.

Next, make sure that people back home can reach you or check on you while you're abroad: e-register with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs so your loved ones can check in with them in case of an emergency.

You could also leave them a copy of your itinerary so they know where you are and how to contact you via your accommodation.

Related: Health Guide for Travellers

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Before you go, use our 3Ps to check off your travel health essentials.

Prepare health cards for your family. List vital health information such as blood type and allergies in case there's a need for immediate medical attention and there's a language barrier. Carry them with you everywhere.

Pack a handy travel kit with first aid items like pills, plasters, thermometer, insect repellent and sunscreen lotion.

Purchase travel insurance for peace of mind — and you want as much peace as you can get when you're travelling with children.

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