Now that the pandemic threat has scared the world, many travelers this season are taking proper precautions.  Before you go visiting any foreign country you should consult your doctor to make sure you are up-to-date with your vaccinations.


Of particular concern are the tourists traveling to Guinea-Bissau.  To receive the best care from a health care provider, you should make an appointment up to six weeks before your planned trip to allow proper time for the vaccines to take effect.


The CDC recommends that you visit a doctor who specializes in travel medicine. Also, if you are planning on visiting more than one country during your excursion tell your health care provider so you too can be protected against more than one disease or virus you might encounter in your travels.