By: John Gobbels MedjetAssist VP/COO You've planned and packed and you're all ready for your trip, but you may have overlooked one of the key ingredients for a great vacation: taking the necessary steps to make sure you and your family have a safe and healthy trip. COMMON...

By: John Gobbels MedjetAssist VP/COO The cruise ship market is the fastest-growing sector of the travel industry. The crowded, semi-enclosed environment of the cruise ship facilitates transmission of communicable disease, either person-to-person or from contaminated food, water or environmental surfaces. The stress of travel can worsen chronic...

By: John Gobbels MedjetAssist VP/COO How do I know if I have the flu? Your respiratory illness might be the flu if you have fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea. People may...

Keeping Your Items Safe When it comes to luggage security, it's not about just getting your bag when your flight lands. It's about what's still left IN the bag. Put any valuables in your carry-on, not checked luggage. Why? Because airlines have a mile-long list of exclusions...

By: John Gobbels - VP, MedjetAssist Nothing can spoil a holiday more than feeling ill far from home. There are a number of health issues that you should be aware of, particularly if you're from the northern hemisphere. However, while there are risks anywhere, South Africa...