With the Coronavirus wreaking havoc across China, many tourists are becoming anxious about the possibility of getting sick while on their travels. Luckily, there are a few actions you can take to greatly reduce your chances of falling ill while you jet-set around the world. Keep reading to find out what you can do to stay healthy during your travels.

Stay On Top Of Hygiene

The number one thing you can do to increase your chances of staying healthy while traveling is keeping on top of your personal hygiene. You can’t avoid touching surfaces that are ridden with germs, especially if you’re constantly traveling on planes and trains, or eating in buffets. But you can avoid bringing those germs into your system by constantly washing your hands.

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As a rule of thumb, always wash your hands before you eat. Water and soap might not always be available, so it’s a good idea to bring a travel-size hand sanitizer in your bag. Always apply it before putting anything in your mouth, and after you’ve touched anything that might host harmful bacteria.

When you do get the chance to wash your hands with soap and water, make sure that you spend a decent amount of time washing and get to all the neglected places, such as under the nail beds of the fingers.

Be Careful With What You Put Into Your Body

Stay On Top Of All Your Vaccinations

Protect Yourself Against Insect Bites

Start Preparing Before You Travel

Don’t wait until you’re already in your destination to start taking precautions against getting sick. Start your preparations before you leave by making sure that your general health and immunity are as strong as possible. That includes getting enough sleep, eating a healthy diet, getting enough water, and possibly taking nutrients and supplements to support your immune system.Your mental and emotional health can also have an effect on your physical health. So in the weeks leading up to your departure, take some me-time and try not to come under too much stress. Some of the health issues that are linked to stress include heart disease, asthma, headaches, and gastrointestinal problems.NEXT: 10 Actually Helpful Travel Hacks (10 The Internet Is Lying To You About)