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Ideally consult with your travel healthcare practitioner weeks in advance of travel. If your trip is sooner, contact them anyway, they may still be able to help and its never too late to seek advice.
Many of the health problems experienced by travellers cannot be prevented by vaccinations and other measures need to be taken. These include food and water safety, accident preventioncare with sun exposureavoiding insect bites and animal bites, and practicing good respiratory hygiene and hand hygiene.
For advice about travelling abroad, including the latest information on safety and security, entry requirements and travel warnings you should visit the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office FCDO website. If you will be travelling with medication including over the counter medication you should check for any restrictions on medications before you travel, you can do this by contacting the embassy of the country you're visiting.
Ensure you have travel insurance and are fully covered for medical emergencies including repatriation. If you are unwell on return from travel, seek medical attention and let your healthcare practitioner know where you have been. Saint Helena: for travellers aged 1 year or over arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission.
Risk is highest for those with underlying medical conditions where there is increased risk of severe disease e. Risk is higher for long stays, frequent travel and for children exposed through cuts and scratchesthose who may require medical treatment during travel.
Spores are found in soil worldwide. A total of 5 doses of tetanus vaccine are recommended for life in the UK. Boosters are usually recommended in a country or situation where the correct treatment of an injury may not be readily available.
Malaria Malaria not normally present unless the illness was contracted abroad. Please be aware that risk of COVID in this country may change at short notice, and also consider your risk in any transit countries and from travelling itself.
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Before making travel plans you should check all of the following: check the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office FCDO website for country specific Travel Advisory Notices travel restrictions and entry requirements click the ' Alerts ' link on the menu above for details of your risk of exposure to coronavirus COVID in this country check the GOV. Make sure you know how to access healthcare at your destination: A list of doctors and medical facilities worldwide can be accessed on the FCDO website.
A worldwide list of travel clinics, run by members of the International Society of Travel Medicine is available on their website.