Travel Health

Fit for Travel

For information on how to stay safe and healthy abroad along with Travel Health Advice please see the Fit for Travel website.

Holiday Health

It is always a wise precaution to pack some essential items in case of illness on holiday. Do choose medicines according to your needs and the country you are intending to visit. lf you take prescription medicines regularly remember to pack them too.

You may want to consider packing the following:

  • Paracetamol Travel Sickness tablets Plasters and a small crepe bandage
  • Rehydration solutions such as Dioralyte, Anti diarrhoeal for example lmodium
  • High factor sunscreen
  • Anti material tablets, Water purification tablets, Insect repellent
  • Condoms and other contraceptives
  • Sunhats for yourself and children

Mosquito Bite Avoidance for Travellers

In many tropical countries, mosquitoes can spread diseases such as dengue, chikungunya, West Nile, malaria, yellow fever and Zika. Here are five simple rules you should follow to reduce your risk of infections spread by mosquitoes.

Mosquito Bite Avoidance for Travellers.

Useful Travel Information Websites

Holiday and Travel Advice Organisations

Fit for Travel

Arrange travel vaccine appointments and get travel advice.

Fitfortravel is a free, interactive, public access website providing up to date health information for the UK public on avoiding illness and staying healthy when travelling abroad.

FCO’s Consular Division

The FCO’s Consular Division aims to look after the safety of British travellers overseas. This site offers access to the full range of country-specific Travel Advice notices, and a selection of information designed to ensure that British travellers are well prepared before departure.

Telephone Number:020 7008 1500
Email Address:[email protected]

NHS Inform – Travel Health

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The Travel Doctor

As more and more people travel to different parts of the world, they come in contact with diseases rarely seen in the UK or other developed countries. The Travel Doctor is a good site which helps travellers look after their health before, during and after such a trip.

Travel Health Advice & Information About Travel Diseases. The information and advice on TravelHealth is nurse-led. The site content has been researched and is reviewed by UK Travel Health professionals.


TravelHealthPro is the website comprising the travel health resources of the National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC). The NaTHNaC aims to help protect the health of British travellers.

Travelling in Europe

Travelling in Europe is the European Union’s official website for people travelling in the 27 countries of the EU. Whether you are on holiday or on business, you will find practical advice and helpful tips on a wealth of subjects, from what documents you need, to getting healthcare and using your mobile phone.

Telephone Number:00 800 6 7 8 9 10 11