Getting a suntan is high up the list for many travellers, but even if you are not stretched out on a beach roasting yourself in the direct sun you need to be aware of the potential problems from being in the sun too long...
The bottom line is DON'T GET SUNBURNT but this is not always so easy to avoid; You may not be used to the intensity of the sun in certain areas of the world and may not realise you are slowly cooking, even with sun cream on or when it is cloudy!
Always consult your GP regarding sunburn risks.
Ensure you have adequate travel insurance before you travel.
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