BTA would you like to remind travelers that they should be up to date on routine vaccinations while traveling to any destination. Some vaccines may also be required for travel to Bulgaria.Make sure you are up-to-date on routine vaccines before your trip to Bulgaria. These vaccines include measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus vaccine, varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, and your yearly flu shot.Most travelers get travel vaccines and medicines because there is a risk of these diseases in the country you are visiting.Ask your doctor what vaccines and medicines you need based on where you are going, how long you are staying, what you will be doing, and if you are traveling. BTA offers you some tips:
- Get vaccinated
- Eat and drink safely
- Keep away from animals
- Reduce your exposure to germs
- Avoid sharing body fluids
- Avoid non-sterile medical or cosmetic equipment Learn actions you can take to stay healthy and safe on your trip. Vaccines cannot protect you from many diseases in Bulgaria, so your behaviors are important. Eat and drink safely.
Unclean food and water can cause travelers’ diarrhea and other diseases. Reduce your risk by sticking to safe food and water habits.
Bulgarian Travel Agent has some advises for you that are general advises and are valid worldwide, just use then as precaution for your safety.
- Food that is cooked and served hot
- Hard-cooked eggs
- Fruits and vegetables you have washed in clean water or peeled yourself
- Pasteurized dairy products
- Food served at room temperature
- Food from street vendors
- Raw or soft-cooked (runny) eggs
- Raw or under cooked (rare) meat or fish
- Unwashed or unpeeled raw fruits and vegetables
- Unpasteurized dairy products
- Bottled water that is sealed
- Water that has been disinfected
- Ice made with bottled or disinfected water
- Carbonated drinks
- Hot coffee or tea
- Pasteurized milk
- Tap or well water
- Ice made with tap or well water
- Drinks made with tap or well water (such as reconstituted juice)
- Unpasteurized milk
Talk with your doctor about taking prescription or over-the-counter drugs with you on your trip in case you get sick. Sick traveler is not a happy traveler and BTA is just to remind you of our human nature. Bulgarian Travel Agent is dedicated to increase visitors safety.Following our advice would keep you almost as healthy as these guys bellow, dancing in the ice cold water of Tundga river keeping an old tradition alive.