Packing for a
Healthier Trip

Protecting yourself against infectious diseases before you travel is an important first step in travel health. It’s equally important to be prepared for everyday medical needs and minor injuries while you’re away.

Use this Healthy Packing Checklist to help prepare for your next trip abroad. Consider bringing these items with you since access to and quality of supplies overseas aren’t guaranteed.


Additional Resources

  • Some items may not be allowed in other countries. It is a good idea to check the Customs and Import Restrictions section of the U.S. Department of State website
  • Be sure to have a list of the hospitals or clinics (including emergency services) at your destination. You can check the official tourism sites for your destination(s)
  • It’s also a good idea to know the location of the U.S. Embassy is at your destination. You can get that information at

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