Have everything you need? The first-aid kit checklist

Jul 7, 2022.

If mosquito bites spoil the gorgeous sunset on the beach, or if the swell leads to queasiness while you’re on a sailing trip, a well-stocked first-aid kit can save the day. Make sure you pack everything you need with our first-aid kit checklist so you can enjoy your holiday in peace.

Keep track of things with our first-aid kit checklist

What exactly you should include in your holiday first-aid kit depends partly on your chosen destination. Different medications make sense if you're on a skiing weekend than if you're headed to a tropical beach or exploring a city. If you are travelling with children, you’ll need both a children's and an adults’ first-aid kit. On the other hand, there are a few essential items that you should always pack when you go on holiday. We have summarised exactly what these items are in a concise first-aid kit checklist, which you can download below.


Depending on your holiday plans, you might also consider including the following items in your first-aid kit:

  • Tropical destinations: sunburn relief, mosquito repellent (suitable for tropical mosquitoes), possibly malaria prophylaxis (after consultation with your doctor)
  • City trips: hand disinfectant or disinfectant wipes, plasters for blisters
  • Active holiday (skiing, hiking, outdoor): plasters for blisters, magnesium tablets


Naturally, holidays are best if you can take your first-aid kit home with you unused. Many of the remedies can be kept unopened for a long time and used on your next trip. That's why it’s always worthwhile travelling with a well-stocked first-aid kit. What’s more, most of the remedies in our first-aid kit checklist can also be useful at home.


Your first-aid kit checklist to download

Think about the medication for your trip early on. This will give you enough time to get everything before you leave. To find out exactly what you need for your travel first-aid kit, simply click on the button below, download our first-aid kit checklist as a PDF file and print it out if you wish. We have also left space for your own notes, for instance, medicines that you take regularly or special products for certain holiday regions, such as malaria prophylaxis. All you have to do is tick off what you have packed so you can be sure that everything is there. We have also created a holiday packing list for you so that you don't forget anything else.



Other important items for carefree holidays

Our first-aid kit checklist will prepare you for any minor emergency that may arise during your holiday. It’s also worth starting your holiday preparations early on with a well-thought-out plan. Making lists can help you with this. You can create your own lists besides our first-aid kit checklist and our holiday packing list. For example, this will allow you to quickly and concisely decide how to take care of the post, the cat and the indoor plants while you are away. Ideally, you should pack all the important documents for your trip – including tickets, booking confirmations and your passports – in a folder or bag so that they are clearly sorted and always ready to hand.


If something does go wrong, Generali travel insurance will be there to help you if you wish. Our modular travel insurance consists of various basic and supplementary modules, which you can select to suit your needs. That way, you can enjoy reliable protection in the event of illness on holiday, lost or damaged luggage, cancelled trips and other incidents.