Travel Insurance It is a good idea to take out comprehensive medical and travel insurance. This should cover medical treatment and evacuation, accidents, cancelled flights and stolen cash, credit cards, passport and luggage. You should check any exclusions, and that your policy covers you for the activities you want to undertake.

Protection from the sun Give some thought to packing sun cream. The incidence of skin cancer is rocketing as Caucasians are travelling more and spending more time exposing themselves to the sun. Keep out of the sun during the middle of the day and, if you must expose yourself to the sun, build up gradually from 20 minutes per day. Be especially careful of exposure in the middle of the day and of sun reflected off water, and wear a T-shirt and lots of waterproof sun cream (at least SPF15) when swimming. Sun exposure ages the skin, makes people prematurely wrinkly; and increases the risk of skin cancer. Cover up with long, loose clothes and wear a hat when you can. The glare and the dust can be hard on the eyes, too, so bring UV protecting sunglasses and, perhaps, a soothing eyebath.

Every upazilla of Bangladesh has a health complex where registered doctors and consultants are available to treat the patients. Further, drug stores selling drugs are found even in the remote villages.

However, it would be wise to carry a first aid kit containing common and necessary medicine.

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