While you're away - some tips for staying safe while travelling¹

insect repellent


Use insect repellent regularly

Insect repellents help prevent insects reaching your skin. 

Apply to all areas of exposed skin not covered by clothing and reapply regularly – please read the package instructions for specific guidance on application.



Wear loose and protective clothing 

Mosquitoes can bite through tight clothes. Wear loose long trousers, long-sleeved shirts, and socks.

treat clothing


Treat your clothing 

For added protection, treat your clothing with an insecticide (such as permethrin) to deter mosquitoes.



Try to keep your environment mosquito-free 

Help keep mosquitoes out with screens on windows and doors and a mosquito net around your bed.  

Use an insecticide plug-in or spray in your room. 

Mosquitoes lay their eggs in standing water. Stop mosquitoes laying their eggs nearby by regularly emptying and cleaning any container that holds water, like flowerpots or buckets. 

Remember, mosquitoes that spread dengue bite at different times, both during the day and at night, so protect yourself around the clock.



Scratching a bite can damage the skin. Instead, consider applying a cold cloth on the area to help soothe the itch and do not hesitate to seek advice from a healthcare professional if you have any concerns before you travel or after you have been bitten.