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Planning for International Travel
If you are planning a trip overseas, you will almost certainly need a passport and may need visas and proof that you’ve had certain inoculations to enter some countries. It is always wise to check with both your travel agent and your doctor for specifics well in advance of the trip so that you can be sure to obtain the right documents and take all of the proper health precautions. (If, for example, malaria is common at your destination, antimalarial drugs will need to be started a week before travel and continued for several weeks after your return.) In addition, the organizations listed here can provide you with the latest health and safety information about your destination or steer you toward diabetes or medical care abroad.
INTERNATIONAL DIABETES FEDERATION
INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR MEDICAL ASSISTANCE TO TRAVELERS
CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION
WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
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