TravelHealth.co.uk provides health information and practical advice for those who go abroad. Whether travelling for work or on holiday you will find tips on preparing for your trip. You will also find information on how to stay healthy while you are away. Suggestions on how you can prevent common illnesses, tropical diseases. Help in considering what vaccines to consider. Guidance on selecting the right insurance and common-sense advice on general travel well-being.
The information will provide knowledge on what to expect when you travel abroad. These articles should not be used as medical guidance. If you are going overseas, or are researching an illness, always seek advice from a health professional at your local travel clinic or doctor’s surgery or pharmacy.
Visit your GP or Local Travel Clinic
Recommendations change regularly. Advice might differ depending on you personal medical history, the destination you are travelling to, and your travel schedule. The information previously given to a relative or friend may be quite different from your requirements. Visit your travel clinic several weeks before you travel, to get the most current and relevant advice.
Travel Health Information
This section contains articles on a variety of topics relating general health and well-being while travelling abroad: Preventing Accidents, Deep Vein Thrombosis – DVT, Pregnancy, Safety in the Sun, Food and Drink in developing countries, Animal Contact, …
Here you will find information about a long list of tropical diseases, symptoms and how to prevent infection: Preventing Malaria, Yellow Fever, Hepatitis A, Zika Virus, Japanese Encephalitis, Tick Borne Encephalitis, Dengue Fever, …
We have provided links to a number of on-line insurance providers, including specialist providers of insurance to cover pre-existing health conditions.
We hope that you find this site helpful as you plan your trip.
In association with the ‘Know Before You Go’ Campaign, we are working with the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) to do all that we can to help British travellers stay safe overseas. Before you go overseas, check out the FCO website at www.gov.uk/knowbeforeyougo. It is packed with essential advice and tips, and up-to-date country information.