What should I be aware of when traveling out of the country?

When travelling out of the country, make sure to follow these tips:

  • The safest water to drink is tap water that has been boiled for 1 minute (3 minutes at altitudes higher than 6,000 feet). Bottled water is safer than unboiled tap water, but because there are no standards for bottled water, there is no guarantee that it is free of germs that can cause illness. Carbonated beverages and drinks made with boiled water are safe to drink.
  • Do not put ice made from unboiled water in your drinks. Do not drink out of glasses that may have been washed in unboiled water.
  • Avoid fresh fruits and vegetables unless they have been cooked or if you have peeled them yourself.
  • Do not eat raw or undercooked meat or fish.