TravelHealth.co.uk provides health information and practical advice for those who go abroad, whether for work or on holiday. You will find tips on preparing for your trip, as well as how to stay healthy while you are away. Suggestions on how you can prevent common illnesses, tropical diseases, what vaccines to consider, guidance on selecting appropriate insurance and common-sense advice on general travel well-being.
The information will provide education on what to expect when you travel abroad. However, these articles should not be used as medical guidance. If you intend to go overseas, or researching an illness, you should always seek advice from a health professional at your local travel clinic or doctor’s surgery.
Recommendations change periodically, and will differ depending on you personal medical history, the destination you are travelling to, and your travel schedule. The advice previously given to a relative or friend may be quite different from your requirements, so please visit your travel clinic several weeks before you travel, to get the most current and relevant advice.
NEWS January 2016 – Gatwick Airport has launched a pay as you go system on Southern, Gatwick Express and Thameslink services. Travellers will now be able to use the oyster or a contactless card to pay for rail travel.
NEWS – March 2016 – With several hundred thousand fans expected to travel to France for the European Championships this summer, more than half plan to travel without tickets to the games, according to a press release by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO).
Those travelling to France should ensure they have ordered or renewed a free European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) as well as sorted out Insurance. Also check out the FCO check-list for those attending Euro 2016.
Travel health topic categories on this site
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, Typhoid, Japanese Encephalitis, Tick Borne Encephalitis, Dengue Fever, …
our directory lists a large number of Travel Clinics throughout the UK, including London Travel Clinics and those in Birmingham, Leeds, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Bristol, Cardiff, Jersey and more. Just add your post code or town to find one in your locality
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.