We strongly recommend that you seek information from your doctor regarding malaria treatment and any other requirements such as hepatitis, typhoid, tetanus, etc.. We also advise speaking to your doctor about any additional recommendations for illnesses that are common in this area. For example, Cipro is often prescribed by some doctors to combat a stomach bug that can be common in these areas, and it’s also a good medication for general for infections.
Many guests feel that malaria medication is overkill on a boat trip, given the facts that you are usually anchored far from land and there is a often a good breeze at night. Those factors, combined with the use of a light clothing to cover up and spraying any remaining exposed areas with mosquito repellant, is often enough to satisfy guests that they are adequately protected from infections. But, once again, this is a decision that should be made between you and your doctor, and Sumatran Surfariis accepts no responsibility for any illnesses contracted while on board our trips.
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