Djerba is an island off the southern coast of Tunisia and is renowned for its picturesque coastline of white sandy beaches and palm trees. Travelling inland holidaymakers discover towns with bustling markets, museums and ancient architecture and of course the dune filled desert. The summers are hot and the winters pleasantly mild, making it a popular destination for all-inclusive holidaymakers. Unfortunately many visitors to Djerba are unable to appreciate its many sights due to avoidable holiday illness.
Although many visitors to Tunisia enjoy their stay in Djerba, reports of illness such as food poisoning are not uncommon. With reported symptoms such as diarrhoea, stomach cramps, fever and vomiting which are associated with bacterial infections such as Salmonella, E. coli and Campylobacter.
Poorly maintained swimming pools can also lead to serious stomach illness such as Gastroenteritis as a result of contracting Cryptosporidium.
Whilst staying in Djerba it is important to follow these guidelines to reduce the risk of food poisoning and other holiday illnesses:
- Avoid foods not prepared hygienically.
- Avoid food not stored at the correct temperature.
- Frequently use an alcohol-based hand gel.
- Avoid street food.
- Avoid salads and any uncooked fruits and vegetables (these may have been handled unhygienically)
Suffering from illness on an all-inclusive holiday to Djerba will obviously affect your health but can also leave holidaymakers out of pocket from costly local medical treatment.
It is your tour operators’ responsibility to make sure you are provided with a safe, clean and hygienic hotel.
If you have fallen ill whilst on an all-inclusive holiday to Djerba, get in touch with a member of our team on 01625 253 020.
We have over 10 years industry experience and we will be happy to help you through the process of claiming back the cost of your holiday plus any additional compensation you may be owed.