GP Practices no longer carry out travel vaccinations. Please visit www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk this website will direct you on who to contact to arrange travel vaccinations if required.
We recommend that you have your travel vaccinations administered at least 4 – 6 weeks before your departure date.
Read the latest health advice for the country you’re travelling to on the Fit for Travel website, and check the travel safety updates with the Foreign & Commonwealth Office.
You may need travel vaccines or, if diseases such as malaria are a risk, you may need to start protecting yourself well in advance.
Prepare a kit of travel health essentials, including sunscreen, painkillers, antiseptic, insect repellent and anti-diarrhoea pills. These will be useful wherever you’re going.
Sexual health experts advise taking condoms with you to avoid the risk of buying fake brands, which may be unsafe, when you get there.