Besides various diseases, one should also think of seemingly more banal thing: From sunburn to pre-travel checklists, here are tips how to travel safely and healthily.
Many travellers do not think about health advice as part of their holiday and travel planning
Travel health can be complicated and sources of advice fragmented, leaving travellers uninformed and under-prepared
Travellers are unclear on where best to seek professional advice and can’t always get a convenient appointment
Despite having made a signifcant investment in the cost of their holiday, people perceive travel health as expensive compared to the risk of travelling unprotected
As a result, travellers often leave it too late to seek professional travel health advice and protection, or do not seek advice at all
No matter whether you are travelling abroad on holiday, visiting family or friends or travelling for business, you should consider the potential health-related risks you may be exposed to. It is recommended that you research the countries you are travelling to and seek professional travel health advice from either your nearest travel health service, or a doctor who offers a comprehensive travel health service. These travel health services will help you to understand the risks and take the appropriate preventative measures.
If you need vaccinations for your travels, you may need to allow time for more than one dose. For this reason, it is recommended that you seek comprehensive travel health advice at least 6 weeks before travelling.
Before embarking on your travels, there are many things to consider. Whether you’re going on a round-the-world trip or a summer holiday, make use of our comprehensive checklist to ensure you have thought through everything you might need for your time abroad.
* Ensure any painkillers or medications that you take are permitted in your destination country.