Tips for healthy travel with children

Children (those under the age of 15) make up a small but important group of travellers. Their smaller bodies and developing immune systems make their travel health needs unique.

There are many considerations to take into account when travelling with children. It is important to consult a health care provider or visit a travel health clinic to discuss your travel plans preferably six weeks before you and your child travel.

Vaccines for children

Malaria and children

Transportation risks

Air travel

Jet lag

Motion sickness

Road transportation

Environmental and recreational risks

High altitude

Water safety

Personal protective measures for children

Food- and water-borne diseases

Insects and illness

Animals and illness

Person-to-person infections

Pack a travel health kit 

Travellers’ diarrhea in children

Travel-related stress in children

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