Health Tips in Serbia



Serbia's rolling greens may make you feel like relaxing. Who could resist those wooded valleys or the snow-capped mountains (and its ski resorts)? But if you're looking for snow, you'll need to keep some other tips in mind Serbian weather can be really hot and dry in the summer and really cold in the winter.

These kinds of extreme weather conditions can affect one's health in many ways. If you're one who has allergies that are triggered by weather changes, then it is best to stock up on antihistamines to avoid unwanted allergy attacks.

Better yet, visit your health provider at least four to six weeks before you leave for Serbia and ensure that your routine immunizations are up to date. Routine vaccines include DPT, MMR, poliovirus and more.

You may also want to have yourself vaccinated against Hepatitis A and B, because even if there are rare occurrences of this in Serbia, travelers and expatriates tend to be more prone to these diseases.

To avoid being in contact with contaminated food, make sure to eat only in trusted restaurants, and always have anti-bacterial wipes wherever you go. If you can, always purify or boil water you drink at home.

For those who would be living near forested areas or rural areas, extra caution must always be observed. Since Serbia's country life is not exactly the healthiest, it is best to take preventive measures.

Those who would be working in an environment that involves staying in the mountains or near forests may also want to be vaccinated against rabies as there are a few wild animals that roam Serbia's countryside.

Tick-borne encephalitis occurs mostly during Serbia's warmer months. This disease is transmitted by tick bites. This can be prevented by using insect-repellent sprays or lotions.