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It's getting closer to that overseas trip you've been planning. 

You can taste the sangria and feel the sand between your toes already. But are you fully prepared?

Words by: Ashleigh Hutson, Wizard Pharmacy Casuarina Retail Manager

Ongoing changes to travel and border restrictions have forced us to change our game plan when preparing for overseas holidays. It can be difficult to buy medicines or first aid kits in countries where you don’t speak or read the language. These medical supplies might be available in Australia, but restricted or even prohibited in certain countries.

Surprisingly, your local pharmacy can help keep you safe overseas. Wizard Pharmacy offers same-day supervised rapid antigen testing in-store, which removes the stress of planning and booking a PCR test before your flight.  Our pharmacists can get you fully up-to-date with your vaccinations, from COVID-19 boosters to flu vaccines. We can also assist with any medications you may need before entering certain countries with high-risk diseases, such as malaria.  If you've run out of time to book an appointment with your regular GP, we offer onsite consultations with an online doctor to help speed up the process of any prescriptions you may need.

Our pharmacists can also appropriately label your medication to ensure safety in certain countries where these items are prohibited.  We can also print an updated list of all your medications in case you need it or if you run into a medical emergency. We can also prepare a Webster Pack of your medications to ensure you have all your medicines in one safe and convenient place. It’s also a good idea to check with your pharmacist about the storage requirements of medication.

Our trained team can help you with an essential checklist of items you may have forgotten. How many of the below are on your list?

  • Anti-nausea medicine
  • Sunscreen, after-sun and insect repellent
  • Items for the plane, including specialised ear plugs for flying, eye drops and compression garments
  • Pain relief medication
  • Allergy medicine
  • Cold and flu medication
  • Wound care products, including snake bite bandages and travel first aid kits

Now you’re one step closer to boarding that plane.

Disclaimer: This article is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor for issues relating to your health.

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