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  • Before you go on holiday, make plans on how you can protect yourself and your family from mosquito bites.
  • Be prepared, find out about the local conditions and whether you can expect mosquitoes while travelling.
  • Whether camping or renting, make sure your accommodation has fly screens fitted on doors and windows.
  • Take mosquito repellent containing picaridin or diethyltoluamide (DEET) with you, as you may not be able to buy what you want when you get to your destination.
  • Apply a thin, even layer of repellent (as per label instructions) to any exposed skin and make sure you reapply it regularly as required.
  • Pack long, loose-fitting clothing to wear when the mosquitoes are out.
  • Look after young children and babies and make sure they have the right clothes and are wearing mosquito repellent.
  • Make sure you plan well and have a great holiday!

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Reviewed on: 08-02-2023