Before you travel to a new place, especially one that is outside the country you live in, you should always consult a doctor. Your doctor may inform you that you need to get certain vaccines or take preventative medicine to go to that country. By taking these preventative measures before you travel, you are giving yourself the best opportunity not to get sick on your trip. Even something as simple as getting the flu shot before you leave may be helpful. It is possible that your doctor is not familiar with the country you are going to and therefore will be unable to tell you what vaccinations to get. In these cases, you should go online to the CDC website and look up the country you are visiting. This website will tell you what precautions to take and what shots they recommend before you leave.