Top Tips for Holidaying in Europe | Modern Mummy

Monday, 9 July 2018

Top Tips for Holidaying in Europe

It's that time of year when everyone's more than ready to take a break from their hectic schedule and a holiday somewhere in Europe sounds pretty idilic to me! But before setting off for some much needed r&r, you should make sure that you have all the holiday essentials packed, and I'm not just talking about bikinis and suncream...

You might have packed your bag with all those essentials, like clothes, accessories, passports etc but what are the other things you should take in order to have a happy and healthy holiday in Europe?

Prescription Medicine
Check your prescriptions before heading to your favourite place. Have you got enough to last you the trip? It's a good idea to take extra with you so that you don't need to worry in case your flights get delayed on the way home. Apart from that, you should keep medicines in their original labelled containers so that you don't face any issues at customs and carry a signed letter from your doctor with you, detailing your medical condition.

A Mini First Aid Kit 
I always take a mini first aid kit with me, and include hay fever tablets, antiseptic cream, bite cream, plasters, paracetamol or ibuprofen, and rehydration sachets. Its easier to take a few little essentials than having to work out what these items are in a language you're not familiar with!

EU Health Card
If you are heading to a destination in Europe you need to make sure that you are carrying an up-to-date EU health card. This used to be called the E111 but is now known as an EHIC card. It's free but you do need to apply for it. Carrying it means you are entitled to either free or reduced medical care by state registered healthcare providers whilst visiting countries in Europe (you also need to have separate travel insurance).

A travelling bag packed with the above will enable you to have a healthy and safe trip - but more importantly, you will have peace of mind too.


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