Healthy Travel Tips and Information

Healthy Travel Tips made easy

Australia-wide network of travel medicine clinics. Doctors with expertise in travel health care.

Vaccinations including Yellow Fever. Malaria pills. Medical Kits.

To access the nearest member clinic in Australia phone 1300 42 11 42 or follow this link to access more information.

Travel Medicine Alliance Deb is the National spokesperson http://www.travelmedicine.com.au/

 

Countries that have banned plastic bags:

Plastic bags are everywhere these days, and while they may seem like a cheap, easy way to carry our goods, they are wreaking havoc on the planet in a number of ways. Plastic bags, among other plastic products such as straws and bottles, are causing major environmental issues, particularly posing a threat to both marine and land wildlife. Most of us have seen the sad videos of turtles entangled in plastic bags, whales dying with their guts filled with kilograms of non-biodegradable plastic waste or the coastlines filled with ugly rubbish that was dumped in the ocean.

We would like to applaud Botswana, who recently announced that on the 1st November 2018 they will be joining several other countries on the African continent in the ban on plastic bags. Please think carefully when packing when visiting the following countries: Kenya, South Africa, Botswana, Rwanda


What does this mean for those travelling to our beautiful countries? Possibly not too much depending on how you pack. The fines and jail time set out as punishment for violations are targeting manufacturers and importers of plastic bags, not your average tourist travelling with their personal belongings in a Ziploc bag. Luggage may be searched on entry and any kind of shopping bag (like your local grocery store type bags) will be taken away, so best not to put your shoes in one of these bags. Fines can be up to P5000 (approximately $500 depending on exchange rates)

Should we receive any further updates or developments we will be sure to share them with you.