Sitata issued its 10,000th health and safety alert for travelers
On March 1, 2015, Sitata issued its 10,000th health and safety alert for travellers. Since it’s founding in 2012, Sitata has posted daily electronic health and safety alerts of all travellers who register their itinerary with Sitata. Travellers can access these alerts wherever and whenever they are travelling anywhere in the world. Health alerts identify the exact locations where outbreaks of infectious disease, such as dengue fever, chikungunya, measles, malaria, hand, foot and mouth disease, and other infectious diseases that can affect the health of the traveller, are occurring. Sitata’s safety alerts include civil protests or disruptions, violence against tourists, and other unsafe situations.
With the right information, any traveller can take simple precautions to stay safe and healthy during their travels
Dr. Ronald St. John, co-founder of Sitata, noted, “With the right information, any traveller can take simple precautions, like avoiding mosquito bites or following simple food and water precaution, to stay healthy during their travels.” A traveller who avoids becoming infected will not bring that disease back to his/her home country where it could spread. In addition, Sitata tells the traveller what areas of the city or country to avoid for his or her own safety. With many areas of civil unrest and terrorist attacks at travel destinations such as Egypt, Nigeria, Lebanon, among others, Sitata pinpoints where demonstrations take place so that travellers can avoid being swept up in a violent protest.
If you’re a traveller, Sitata can help you stay safe with real-time information about travel disrupting events. We can tell you about the latest disease outbreak or if a local strike might disrupt your travel plans. Check us out on the app store or the google play store. It’s 100% free and the best way to stay safe and hassle free when you travel.