According to the National Association of Allied Health Professionals (NHA), the risks and dangers of traveling as a certified nursing assistant (CNA) include:
- High potential for health risks associated with traveling: health risks include fever, culture-borne diseases, and other medical conditions.
- Risk of sexual exploitation in remote areas: adventurers may be lured into unsterile and dangerous areas through advertising or bait posed by traffickers;
- Risk of becoming a captive: skilled CNA workers may be taken captive by unscrupulous owners or managers who do not care about their safety or well-being;
- Risk of becoming a victim of crime: criminals are likely to exploit unprotected workers, and;
- Risk of becoming the victim of natural disasters: natural disasters, such as earthquakes and hurricanes, can cause extensive damage and severe financial loss to businesses and individuals.
Caution is advised when traveling to any area where it is known that the journey involves danger or where there is a high potential for health risks. Be sure you are familiar with the local customs and laws in your destination country and make sure any required vaccinations are up-to-date.