Travel health advice & information about travel diseases provides information and practical advice for those who travel abroad, whether for work or on holiday.   You will find tips on preparing to travel, as well as how to stay healthy abroad, with suggestions on how to prevent common travel illnesses, tropical diseases, what vaccines to consider, guidance on selecting travel insurance and common-sense advice on general travel wellbeing.

The information will educate you on what to expect when you travel abroad.  However, these articles should not be used as medical guidance.  If you intend to travel, or if you are 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.

Travel health topic categories on this site

travel health adviceTravel Health Advice
this section contains articles on a variety of topics relating general health and well-being while travelling abroad: preventing accidents, travel DVT, travel when pregnant, sun care, food and drink in developing countries, contact with animals, …

tropical diseasesTravel Diseases
here you will find information about a long list of tropical diseases, symptoms and how to prevent infection: malaria, yellow fever, hepatitis A, typhoid, Japanese encephalitistick borne encephalitis, dengue fever, …

travel vaccinationsTravel Clinic Directory
our directory lists a large number of travel clinics throughout the UK, including London, Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Bristol, Cardiff, Jersey and more.


travel insuranceTravel Insurance
we have provided links to a number of on-line travel 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 travel.



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 It is packed with essential travel advice and tips, and up-to-date country information.