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Food safety for travelers

Greece ● 21 October 2016
 

Food safety for travelers

One out of three travelers gets sick - due to contaminated food and water - suffering most of the time from diarrhea.

In order to avoid such an unpleasant situation which will ruin your vacations, here are some useful food safety tips for travelers.

What can you do to lower the risk of contamination?

Depending on the country you are visiting, you can get vaccinated for heavy illnesses. If you are traveling to high risk destinations, the preventing use of antibiotics would help you avoid the traveler's diarrhea. Food products which contain probiotics (healthy bacteria) is a more natural way to avoid stomach disorders. You can simply bust your immune system by sleeping and eating well, before leaving home. During your holidays, you should keep in mind that the most common way to get contaminated is through contaminated water and food. So common sense says that if you wash your hands before every time you eat, is an efficient way to get protected.

Safety tips

• Avoid putting ice in your drinks and make sure that your are using "safe" water for the kitchen cleaning or your teeth brushing.
• Do not buy food from street sellers or in places where hygiene conditions are not at they best.
• Boil the unpasteurized milk.
• Eat cooked food, first make sure that they have been cooked properly and that they haven't stayed for a long time in room temperature.
• Pill all the fruits and the raw vegetables and avoid the fruits with bad skin.

• Drink water from sealed bottles
• Avoid having salads since they might have not been washed properly or the water might have been contaminated
• Avoid food which might have been exposed in flies of insects.
• Stay away from raw seafood and generally dishes which contain raw or semi cooked eggs, poultry or meet.
• In countries where there might be poisonous fish and seafood, ask for local advice.

Where to Stay

Hotel in Athens, Greece Acropolis House
8.8 10
Acropolis House
6, Kodrou Str., 10558 Athens, Greece

Hotel Acropolis House is a 3-minute walk from Syntagma Metro Station, where the last stop of the X95 bus is located, providing connection to the airport.#The new Acropolis Museum is just a 10-minute walk.#

Studio & Appartment in Chios, Greece Platsa Studios
Platsa Studios
Megas Limnionas, 82100 Chios, Greece

Platsa Studios is located only a 5-minute walk from Megas Limnionas beach. Chios Town and Chios Port are approximately 10 km away. Chios National Airport is 7.4 km away.

Hotel in Patmos, Greece Asteri Hotel
Asteri Hotel
Skala, 85500 Patmos, Greece

Asteri Hotel is located just 50 m from Merikas Beach and 1 km from the center of Skala village and the main port of Patmos island. Patmos Town with the Monastery of St. John the Theologian is at 4.7 km. Patmos island can be reached with a ferry boat from Piraeus (Athens), Lipsi and Leros islands.


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