Increased Risk of Traveling

Travel is the general movement of individuals between different remote geographical locations. Travel can be to land, sea, air or other ways, with or without personal luggage, and is either one-way or round trip. It is a means of transport used for exploring new places or relocating to a new place. When people travel, they take with them their equipment like clothes, furniture, kitchenware, etc. They also take with them their cash, food, books, souvenirs and other valuables.


Most commonly, people travel for business or pleasure. Businessmen and their delegations frequently travel to other countries to participate in trade conferences, meetings, or to undertake business operations. Business executives would usually travel by plane to the airport where the company’s branch offices are located. Then they will board a commercial airline or a luxury train station to reach their destinations. Meanwhile, pleasure travelers typically travel to mountainous regions, tourist spots and beaches.

One of the many risks that travel brings is the risk of contracting infectious diseases when visiting foreign countries. The most common disease that spread through international travel is the flu. Moreover, other transmittable diseases include hepatitis B and hepatitis c, which can lead to severe health complications and death when contracted. The other infectious diseases include syphilis, malaria, HIV and some forms of herpes. In addition to these, many types of diseases transmitted through non-sexual methods like insect bites, skin contact, blood transfusion, etc.