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Traveling to Egypt

Traveling to other countries always poses some concerns for the tourists. All tourists should always be concerned about the safety of the food, the standards of hospital care, the cleanliness of the water and numerous potential illnesses and diseases. The same can be said about Egypt.

Tips and Suggestions

The most important fact about Egypt is that tap water should not be consumed because it contains chlorine in large amounts. It could be safe for those who have gotten used to it after spending some significant amounts of time in Egypt. If a person is not used to the tap water she or he may experience some problems but that does not mean that the water is polluted.

Tap water can be used for showering and brushing the teeth but it is highly recommended to drink bottled water during visits to Egypt. Egypt is known for numerous sensational varieties of fresh vegetables and fruits but they should be consumed only if they have been washed properly. It is safe to consume them in better hotels and cruise boats, but it is not a good idea to do so in local cheap outlets. Falafel is a good and tasty type of food that comes at a relatively cheap price and in most cases it is completely safe.

Cruise boats may sometimes induce diarrhea for numerous different reasons. Mostly people think it is because of the water or the food but neither of them causes diarrhea on cruise ships. The main reason is overeating which usually occurs to most passengers on the cruise ship. Air conditioning in the cabins may be really harmful in certain aspects and it may cause numerous ailments such as vomiting, sickness, diarrhea, and dehydration due to a compromised immune system.

Acclimatizing before entering air conditioned cabins is highly recommended. It is wise to avoid excessive exposure to extreme cold or extreme heat. Another suggestion is to treat one’s stomach as if it stayed at home because sudden diet changes may be harmful. Hands must be washed before each and every meal.

Wet wipes can be of great help in such situations where there is no any washroom nearby. Certain types of antibiotics can be used to relieve the symptoms of diarrhea. Some people take malaria tablets, but that is just plain nonsense because there is no malaria in Egypt. Those medications can only be harmful because of certain side effects. Mosquito repellents are very efficient in minimizing the annoyance factor that is usually associated with these insects.

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