How to prepare for a world tour with one backpack. Part 4: Vaccination and first aid kit

From budget planning and itinerary to equipment and vaccination, a useful guide for those who want to explore the world with a backpack behind. Part 4.

Depending on where you will be traveling, you need to get a few shots. A list of countries and vaccines needed can be found in the Recommendations. Requirements and recommendations for vaccination for people traveling on an international journey to the World Health Organization.

We have vaccinated against such diseases:

  • tetanus;
  • diphtheria;
  • polio;
  • hepatitis B;
  • hepatitis A (especially for Southeast Asia);
  • typhoid fever;
  • yellow fever (for South America);
  • rabies.

We also collected a small first-aid kit so as not to look for where to buy medicines at the first sign of a cold or an upset stomach. It is important not to overdo it, because we also do not want to do self-medication. For any serious illness, you should, of course, turn to professionals. And it is better to collect the first-aid kit after consulting with your doctor.

What in our first aid kit:

  • patches and bandages;
  • disinfectants;
  • anti-diarrhea agents;
  • general antibiotics;
  • probiotics;
  • paracetamol (you should not take much, you can buy it absolutely everywhere);
  • gel with diclofenac;
  • sunscreen.
travel first aid kit
travel first aid kit

As a bag for drugs they took something resembling a school pencil case. And you can save space by putting all the tablets in separate bottles.