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  • Writer's pictureSarah Tannas


I’ve done a lot of speaking on travel tips and several consultations for travel to Italy since the beginning of the year. So I thought I would share a few with you.

Returning to my fear of germs, especially on airplanes, this is a good precaution before you board the aircraft:

Use a good saline spray for your nose, put some neosporin on a Q-tip and swipe your nostrils. This was recommended to me by my oncologist.

Always have a good hand sanitizer with you.

Take wipes with a lot of anti-bacteria and alcohol ingredients and wipe down every single item you will touch. Seat trays are loaded with bacteria.

If someone next to you or in front of you is “coughing up a lung,” ask if it would be possible to move to another seat.

When traveling overseas, wear a mask and make sure it is a hospital-grade mask.

Drink a lot of water and ease up on alcoholic drinks. The alcohol lowers your immune system.

Don’t touch your eyes unless you disinfect your hands first.

Make sure you have copies of all your travel documents with family, in your suitcase, or with a friend….just in case.

And, if traveling to a foreign country, have your physician prescribe antibiotics to take with you. It’s not always easy to find what you need, and it is always better to be prepared…just in case.

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