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Prepare me for Rio

Prepare me for Rio

Prepare me for Rio

As we count down to the 2016 Rio Olympics, many Aussies are planning their next holiday to experience the Games and the incredible culture of South America. Unfortunately, travelling abroad also has some health risks, and leaves many of us with holiday memories we’d rather forget.

In these recipe videos, celebrity chef and foodie traveller Adam Liaw shares his advice for travel health safety and some tips and tricks to help you get ready for Rio!

Travelling overseas for sporting events like the Olympic Games is a great way to get immersed in the eating and cultural habits of exotic countries. But don’t make it memorable for all the wrong reasons. Celebrity chef Adam Liaw knows the importance of keeping your health in check before, during and after a trip. Check out this video for his advice and his recipe for Brazilian beef tartare,“Carne de Onca”.

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Like celebrity chef Adam Liaw, lots of Aussies love to travel. But in all the excitement of going abroad we often forget about the potential health risks of visiting other countries. If you’re heading off to the Rio Olympics, check out Adam’s latest Brazilian recipe and top tips for staying healthy while travelling.

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Make sure Olympic fever is all you catch

When one of the world’s most vibrant cities hosts the greatest sporting event on earth it’s hard to pass up the opportunity to tick two items off your bucket list in one go. Whether you’re spending your time in the stadium or checking out all that Rio has to offer, you’ll want to make sure you get the most out of every moment.

No-one likes getting sick and it’s a lot worse when you’re overseas. Brazil is home to some pretty serious diseases that we don’t have here in Australia, and big gatherings with lots of people can make it easier for some bugs to spread.

The good news is that it’s easy to protect yourself from some of those nasties. Check out our Rio factsheet and check in with your doctor at least 6 weeks before you head over, to make sure you get the right advice and recommendations that may include vaccinations and medications to keep you healthy during your trip. We need you there in the stands cheering on the Aussies!

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Australian customs will ask you to provide a valid yellow fever vaccination certificate when you arrive at the airport. Ask your doctor or a travel medical clinic for more information.