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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.

Glass of water

• 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 & Appartment in Agios Nikolaos, Greece Elounda Garden Suites
Elounda Garden Suites
Leoforos Dimokratias, Elounda, 72053 Agios Nikolaos, Greece

Elounda Garden Suites are located just 200 meters from the center of Elounda seaside resort and 400 meters from the sandy beach of Schizma. Agios Nikolaos town is at a distance of 10 km and Heraklion International Airport is at 70 km.

Hotel in Piraeus, Greece Argo Hotel
Argo Hotel
23-25, Notara str., 18531 Piraeus, Greece

Argo Hotel is centrally located in Piraeus, just a 10-minute walk from Piraeus Port and Piraeus Metro station. The nearest beach is approximately a 15-minute walk away.

Hotel in Leros, Greece Elpiniki Hotel
Elpiniki Hotel
Alinda, 85400 Leros, Greece

Elpiniki Hotel is located in the popular resort of Alinda, approximately a 10-minute walk from the beach. Agia Marina harbour is 3.5 km away while Lakki port is 7.4 km away. Leros Municipal Airport is 5.6 km away.


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