Bodrum is located on the southern coast of Turkey and is renowned for offering the complete sun, sea and sand experience. Offering both a modern and traditional holiday experience, Bodrum attracts many all-inclusive holidaymakers each year looking to experience its wide range of shops, bars and restaurants. However, food poisoning is an unfortunate experience holidaymakers may encounter during their time in Bodrum. Salmonella and E. Coli have unfortunately become an unwelcomed addition to many visitors all-inclusive holiday packages.
Hotels serving undercooked food, and poor food hygiene in general have been reported as the cause of many holiday illnesses such as Salmonella and E. Coli, and visitors to the region must be sure to follow these guidelines when travelling in Bodrum:
- Use only bottled water for drinking and brushing your teeth.
- Frequently use an alcohol-based hand gel.
- Avoid Ice as it may have been made from tap water.
- Avoid street food.
- Avoid salads and any uncooked fruits and vegetables (these may have been handled unhygienically)
In the event that you do get ill, Sickholiday advise that you seek medical attention whilst on holiday as this will greatly increase your chances of making an eligible claim upon your return.
Whilst ill it is important that you drink plenty of bottled water and use rehydration salts when possible. It is advised that you take rehydration salts with you on your trip along with some other essentials such as Cipro (fights bacteria in the body) Imodium (treats the symptoms of Diarrhoea) and a thermometer to measure your temperature.
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 Bodrum, 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.