Whenever you are on holiday anywhere in the world you need to take care with what you eat
and drink. As in all third world countries, don't drink the tap water,
non freshly cooked meat, fish, ice made from tap water to guard
Banjul Belly. Take along some
water sterilization tablets if
you are travelling far from your hotel for long durations in areas
where bottled water may not be readily available.
Travellersí diarrhoea is very common particularly in hot countries and
this, together with other illnesses can often be avoided by taking
If you have any doubts about the water available for drinking, washing
food or cleaning teeth, boil it, sterilise it with disinfectant
tablets or use bottled water from sealed containers.
Avoid ice unless you are sure it is made from bottled
includes ice to keep food cool as well as ice in
It is usually safe to drink hot tea or coffee, wine, beer, soft
water, and packaged or bottled fruit juices.
Eat freshly cooked food which is thoroughly cooked and still piping
Avoid food which has been kept warm, food likely to have been exposed
to flies and uncooked food, unless you can peel or shell it yourself.
Try to stay away from ice cream from unreliable sources such as kiosks
and avoid, or boil, un-pasteurised milk.
Fish and shellfish can be suspect in some countries take particular
care with uncooked shellfish such as oysters.