Travel Health

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See also the Patient UK page on immunisation and the pages on travel-related conditions, eg DVT, malaria, typhoid, yellow fever, etc.

UK sites

Healthcare abroad

Information from NHS Choices- the government's patient information portal, on the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), travel vaccines and travel tips.

Fit for Travel

Information from the NHS Scotland.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office Travel Advice

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office Travel Advice section provides a range of material intended to advise and inform British citizens travelling abroad. This includes advice to help British travellers avoid trouble, especially threats to their personal safety arising from political unrest, lawlessness, violence, natural disasters, epidemics, anti-British demonstrations, and aircraft safety.

National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC)

Funded by the Department of Health to promote clinical standards in travel medicine. Lots of information for the traveller as well as for health professionals.

Health and well being

Information from British Airways.

Travel health

Information from the Health Protection Agency.

Air Travel with a Lung Condition

Information from the British Lung Foundation.

Am I Fit to Fly?

Information from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).

Passenger Health FAQs

Information from the CAA Aviation Health Unit (AHU).

Travel health

Comprehensive health information and advice fom the BBC.

Travel Doctor

An interactive web site providing travel health information for UK travellers and customised medical kits for expeditions, global adventure travellers and holiday makers.

Practical advice and reviewed links to web pages and resources on travel health and medicine.  Recommended for those travelling abroad for business and pleasure.


Provides an online tool to establish if malaria is a risk on a trip and allows travellers to get any antimalarials they may need - either online, with mail order delivery, or from pharmacies or clinics using the knowmalaria service.

Nomad Travel and Outdoor

Provides travellers with clothing, equipment, books and maps, medical supplies and vaccinations.

Blood Care Foundation

A charitable, not for profit organisation, the Foundation operates a Blood Care Programme, which is designed to provide screened blood, in an emergency, to its members in any part of the world.

Cover My Travels

Specialist travel insurance for people with pre-existing medical conditions.

Disabled Travel Guide

Advice and information for disabled and mobility restricted passengers travelling through UK Airports.


A range of information for UK citizens abroad including a health section with health news, insurance information and details of vaccination requirements by country.

It's So Easy Travel Insurance

A not-for-profit organisation linked to the registered charity Freedom to Travel, providing advice and information and a travel protection scheme to people who are disabled or have a medical condition.

Air Travel for People Affected by Chest, Heart and Stroke Ilness

Information from Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland.

Safety while you're abroad

Information from the Electrical Safety Council.

Air Travel and Pregnancy

Information from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

NHS Choices

Travel vaccines, travel health and travellers' diarrhoea

Further sources / more detailed information

Some non-UK sites

The following list popular non-UK health information sites with content aimed at the general public. They are mainly from the US. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included but these large sites are comprehensive.

More detailed medical information

The following list online sources of more detailed medical information, mainly from the UK. These sites are mainly aimed at health professionals, but are of interest to all. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included, but information about most medical topics can usually be found.

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