Stay safe! Stay healthy! Stay out of trouble in Bali
The game is on in Bali, one of Australia’s most popular travel destinations!
Do you have what it takes to stay safe, stay healthy and stay out of trouble?
Thousands of Australians travel to Bali each year, exposing themselves to potential risks which could lead to hospitalisation from unexpected illnesses and injuries, travel delays caused by natural disasters, and financial setbacks like lost or stolen luggage and belongings.
Did you know:
- 4,001,835 tourists visited Bali in 2015.
- 118 Australians became sick or were admitted to hospital in Bali between 2014-2015.
- The Bali immigration office deported or refused entry to 357 tourists in 2015.
- Rabies is still present in Bali, with a reported 15 deaths resulting from rabies in 2015.
- Methanol poisoning and bootleg alcohol (called oplosan) is still sold. More than a dozen locals died after drinking oplosan on the 14th and 15th of May, 2016.
- More than 6,000 travellers were stranded in Bali due to the Rinjani volcanic eruption in November, 2015.
There’s already so many boring health and safety articles on the internet, one Australian travel insurance company decided to do something a little bit different.
Fast Cover have designed and created a gamified health and safety infographic to teach travellers about the major risks they might encounter on the island and how to avoid them.
This includes tips such as:
- The infographic provides Bali specific tips for travellers so that they can avoid risk while on holiday, including:
- Swim only at patrolled beaches between the flags.
- Avoid eating raw foods which may have been handled or washed in contaminated local tap water.
- Skip the ice cubes in your drinks and cocktails.
- Avoid sacrificing personal hygiene standards for a cheap tattoo and risking contracting diseases like Hepatitis.
- Get a temporary red henna tattoo, not the black variety. The black henna has dye in it which can damage your skin and cause severe allergic reactions.
- Make sure you have cover for adventure activities such as quad biking, parasailing and jet skiing in your travel insurance policy. These may not be automatically included.
- Choose licenced and ethical attractions to visit.
- Don’t overstay your tourist visa or risk deportation.
- Don’t attempt to buy or use illegal drugs as you may find yourself behind bars in an Indonesian jail.
Check out the full infographic for more practical tips and advice to help you stay safe, stay healthy and stay out of trouble during your holiday in Bali.