Medical Screening and Fitness Certification for Overseas Travel for Employment

Navigate Your Work Trip with Confidence: Medical Screening and Fitness Certification for Overseas Employment

Many overseas employers recruiting expatriate staff from Sri Lanka require a pre-employment medical screening and fitness certification. This process ensures you are healthy enough to handle the demands of your new work environment and minimizes potential health risks for you, the overseas company and the public health of the citizens for the foreign country.

What to Expect:

  • Medical History Review: You may need to provide a detailed medical history including past illnesses, vaccinations, and current medications.
  • Physical Examination: A doctor will perform a physical examination to assess your overall health and fitness for travel and work. This may include blood pressure checks, vision tests, and a review of your respiratory and cardiovascular systems.
  • Laboratory investigation to screen for communicable and non-communicable diseases
  • X-ray investigations to screen for tuberculosis (TB) and other pulmonary diseases
  • Vaccinations: Depending on your destination and job requirements, you may need to be vaccinated against specific diseases like hepatitis A & B, MMR, typhoid fever, or rabies.

Blue Cross specializes in pre-departure comprehensive medical services, vaccinations, and fitness assessments.

At present we perform pre-departure health screening for the Royal Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, State of Kuwait, Sultanate of Oman, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Qatar, Singapore, Maldives, Romania, Seychelles etc.

Benefits of Medical Screening and Certification:

  • Peace of Mind: Knowing you are healthy and prepared for your new work environment reduces pre-travel anxiety.
  • Reduced Risk: Early detection of health concerns can help prevent complications while abroad.
  • Compliance: A valid fitness certificate shows your employer you meet their overseas travel requirements.

Planning for a Smooth Transition:

  • Start Early: Begin the screening process well in advance of your departure date, especially if vaccinations are required.
  • Gather Information: Understand your employer’s specific requirements for overseas travel and consult with your healthcare provider about necessary vaccinations and health preparations.

By completing a thorough medical screening and obtaining a fitness certification, you can ensure a healthy and successful work experience abroad.

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