Travel first aid kit for Thailand, Australia and Egypt, etc.

Planning a trip to Thailand, Australia, Egypt or elsewhere? The right travel first aid kit will ensure you’re ready for any emergency. Here you will find checklists with the most important medications and equipment for the three travel destinations.

22.07.2022 Lara Brunner 7 minutes

A heavily air-conditioned room or a rough sea journey is all it takes to catch a cold or get seasick. It’s not unusual for illness or minor accident to surprise us while travelling. This is when the right travel first aid kit comes in handy, so you can make sure you can really enjoy your holiday.

This should be in every travel first aid kit

These are the basic provisions that you should have with you on every journey:

  • Sunscreen, aftersun
  • Insect repellent
  • Antiseptic, ointment
  • Plasters in various sizes
  • Scissors and tweezers
  • Disposable gloves
  • Materials for dressings
  • Anti-diarrhoea medication
  • Fever-reducing and anti-inflammatory painkillers
  • Cream to treat insect bites, antihistamines

The best travel first aid kit is tailored to your travel destination. You can get good basic provisions as well as specific medication and equipment in any pharmacy. Find out here what you should pack in your travel first aid kit for the three popular holiday destinations: Thailand, Australia and Egypt.

Good to know

  • Some remedies are not heat-resistant. So find out about the typical temperatures and humidity before departure.
  • Time differences can influence the time when you need to take medications, such as the contraceptive pill or insulin. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

Medical care is generally guaranteed in Thailand. But facilities in hospitals can vary significantly from one region to another. Particularly in rural areas, it is a good idea to carry the right travel first aid kit with you for incidents while on holiday.

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Ideally find out about the main illness and risks in Thailand before you travel. You can find all travel information and more detailed instructions for optimum insect protection in our blog article on this topic. Our health consultation advisors are happy to help you with any other questions you may have.

Healthy and safe travel in Thailand More information about our health consultation service

Medical care is largely guaranteed in Australia. However, for minor accidents – especially for holidays in rural areas or camping trips – a travel first aid kit is indispensable.

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Outside of Cairo, Alexandria and popular tourist locations, medical care in Egypt is inadequate. This makes packing your travel first aid kit properly all the more important.

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Important documents

You should take these documents with you on every trip:

  • Vaccination record
  • Blood group card
  • Allergy and medication pass
  • Confirmation of travel insurance
  • Copy of your ID or passport

Other things to note when packing

Many countries have specific regulations in place governing the carrying of medication and substances containing narcotics. These include a number of medications used to treat mental illnesses. Find out the latest regulations from the embassy for your travel destination.

Vaccination protection during travel

Do you have the right vaccinations for your travel destination? You can read all the information regarding recommended vaccinations and the malaria risk in various countries in our blog article.

These are the vaccinations you need for your trip

Please note that these recommendations are not a substitute for consulting a doctor. In the event of health problems, contact a local doctor where possible in the case of any doubt. And, in the case of specific questions or existing illnesses, seek advice from a specialist for travel medicine prior to departure.

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