Health and Safety Tips for Travelers - Use common sense for a rewarding vacation.
Apple Vacations strongly recommends that you visit the U.S. Department of States’ website http://travel.state.gov/, as well as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website, https://www.cdc.gov/, which includes important information on foreign
travel. Use common sense while vacationing abroad. For example, if you choose to
drink alcohol, do so in moderation. In addition, be cognizant of the effects of mixing
alcohol and certain medications. Should someone in your party become ill while
on vacation, alert the resort front desk for immediate medical attention or call the
emergency number provided by the resort. Also advise your Apple Representative
as soon as possible, who may be able to provide assistance. If you have medical issues
or concerns about medical services, Apple Vacations urges you to contact your
hotel with specific questions. Please be aware that medical standards and training
of emergency responders and resort medical facilities vary greatly, and health care
abroad may not be the same as you might expect at home. It may be standard policy
for hospitals and medical providers abroad to require cash payment upfront for
services. Check with your insurance provider regarding claims for reimbursement.
Sports and aquatic equipment, especially scuba gear, may not meet U.S. safety
standards and many resort pools and beaches may lack lifeguards. Balcony railing
heights in Mexico are lower than the mandated heights in the United States, and also
may be lower in other countries. Low balcony railings create a risk of falls, which may
result in serious injury or death. In tropical climates, we strongly recommend the use
of insect repellent, especially during rainy season; seek shade in order to avoid heat
exhaustion, and stay hydrated. Bottled drinking water is recommended.
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