Here are some of the most common illnesses and injuries that affect tourists visiting Mexico:
Tourists can contract a variety of illnesses and bacterial infections including salmonella, E.coli, dysentery, campylobacter, giardiasis and cryptosporidium. These are all serious conditions that can be picked up as a result of eating undercooked or contaminated food. Food that’s been re-heated or left to stand (such as on hotel buffets) can also be dangerous for tourists to eat.
Swimming pools are also a hive of bacteria, especially if they’re not cleaned and maintained regularly.
Trips, slips and falls
All it takes is a trailing wire in a hotel, a slippery floor inside a museum or an unsafe balcony, and a serious accident could occur. Most holidaymakers experiencing trips or slips come away with only their ego slightly bruised, but in more serious cases, these accidents can cause broken bones and severe muscle strains.
Sri Lanka’s inner-city roads can be chaotic, and for the uninitiated, it can seem like an accident is just around the corner.
Excursions, accidents in airports, transfers, coach trips
Many people visiting Sri Lanka take advantage of the excursions on offer – but with relatively poor health and safety standards, tourists can end up involved in accidents through no fault of their own.
Accidents can happen even before your holiday starts. You may have been injured boarding or disembarking a plane, had an item fall on you from an overhead locker, or been injured retrieving your luggage from the carousel or during your transfer to your hotel. As these are all covered by your package holiday, you could have a valid compensation claim.