Plastic bottles of drink water on sand

A European Traveller’s Guide To Drinking Water [Infographic]

When booking a week in the sun or even a weekend city break, one of the most commonly asked questions is whether or not the tap water can be drunk, due in part to the horror stories we all hear of a holiday spent in the bathroom!

One of the most common causes of sickness whilst travelling is drinking contaminated water.

Common conditions which can arise from drinking unsafe water include traveller’s diarrhoea, hepatitis A, typhoid and cholera.

Here’s our handy guide to where you can and where you can’t drink tap water in Europe, based upon official guidelines for international tourists. Those countries where it is advised that travellers do not drink the tap water is largely due to the fact that those from abroad may not be used to the different mineral content to that back home. The guidelines do not suggest that the water in such countries is unsafe for locals to drink tap water.

Water Day

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Grace Tebbutt

  • Brian Neale
    Posted at 09:34h, 12 July Reply

    Very helpful

  • Samantha Jones
    Posted at 12:37h, 04 October Reply

    What a terribly inaccurate map. Your article isn’t based on credible information or facts. I suggest you remove it until you fix it.

  • rardGuink
    Posted at 07:23h, 23 August Reply

    Hello. And Bye.

  • rardGuink
    Posted at 04:57h, 22 October Reply

    hi 🙂 i am raad

  • rardGuink
    Posted at 05:18h, 09 December Reply

    i am from Italy hello. Can you help me translate? /rardor

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