How To Prepare for a Mission Trip: The Essential Checklist

Read this mission trip preparation guide from TravelBug Health.

Around 400,000 missionaries travel every year, with over 50,000 of them coming from the LDS church. This doesn’t even include the humanitarian trips unaffiliated with any church or the United State government’s Peace Corps program, which sends out almost 4,000 volunteers each year. In any case, a remarkable number of people travel every year hoping […]

The International Travel Checklist You Need Before Taking Off

TravelBug Health shares an international travel checklist to ensure you are prepared for your flight.

Taking your first international trip can be exciting but also a little scary, especially if you’re not well-prepared. Even if you’re an experienced traveler in your home country, going overseas presents its own set of challenges, but they’re easily managed with proper preparation. We’ve assembled a checklist of several critical planning steps for your next […]

Key Immunizations for Ecuador: The Smart Traveler’s Guide

Recommended vaccinations for Ecuador

There’s a lot to consider when planning a trip to Ecuador — from preparing for the climate to deciding where you’ll stay and what you’ll do. But two of the most important things to think about are your health and safety. In this post, we’ll go over the key immunizations you need for a safe […]

Visiting Africa in 2022? Essential Vaccines & Travel Tips

Vaccines needed to travel to Africa

If you’re thinking of visiting Africa in 2022, make sure you’re fully vaccinated and up-to-date on all the latest travel health advice. African countries can be hotspots for a variety of illnesses and diseases, so it’s important to take precautions before you go. Africa is the second largest continent and health risks in each country […]

5 Ways a Travel Medicine Specialist Can Improve Your Trip

How can a travel medicine specialist improve your trip?

Traveling abroad can be an incredibly exciting experience: new cultures, new food, new beaches to relax on while sipping a cocktail. However, if you aren’t careful with your health, travel can also be a miserable ordeal. This is especially true if you’ll be visiting a developing country where sanitation standards might be lower than in […]

Preventing Malaria when Traveling Abroad: 7 Smart Steps

How do you prevent malaria

Malaria is one of the most common and deadly public health crises facing the world today. Infections are caused by the plasmodium parasite, which is transmitted between human hosts by blood-drinking mosquitos. While cases have declined dramatically over the past ten years, it is still a very real threat to travelers visiting Sub-Saharan Africa, along […]

Canada updates COVID-19 test requirements for entry

Canada and the US share the longest undefended border in the world.

As of today February 28, 2022, the Canadian government has expanded the options for COVID-19 testing to enter Canada. Now, a PCR test or a Rapid Antigen test is acceptable for entry. Canadian citizens or vaccinated foreign nationals are still required to show proof of a COVID-19 test before boarding a flight to Canada or […]

What to know if you are attending the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing

The Beijing Winter Olympics are fast approaching

The Olympic Games have always been a unique opportunity for the world to come together on the same stage without regards to political or cultural differences (ideally). Amid a global pandemic, The Olympics live on, but the logistics of attending the Games have certainly become more complicated. Here’s what you need to know if you […]