Packing smart entails more than just squeezing in all your clothes and toiletries into a light luggage. Anything can happen during travel, whether you’re just spending a weekend at the beach or a two-week vacation outside the country. You don’t want to find yourself lost in translation at a foreign pharmacy while looking for a remedy for your flu or diarrhea.

Here’s a checklist to help you prep a basic travel health kit.

1. Multivitamins
...especially if you’re traveling to a place where you won’t get enough nutrition from food. Vitamins will also help keep your immune system up during jam-packed itineraries.

2. Pain, cold, and flu tablets.
To keep your kit light, pack practical, multipurpose meds such as paracetamol (which combats headache, body pain, and fever), as well as a stash of throat lozenges.

3. Tummy aids,
Such as remedies for acidity and diarrhea, and a laxative in case you get constipated. Digestive issues are common during travel, especially if you have a sensitive stomach or you're the type who enjoys exploring street foods and exotic dishes.

4. Motion sickness medicine
Only if you’re the type who easily gets seasick or carsick. Otherwise, chewing gum or mint candy during transit helps.


5. Prescription medications or inhalers that you need on a daily basis.
Make sure you bring a copy of your doctor’s prescription and phone number just in case immigration stops you for questioning.

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