Health issues when travelling

Travelling to different climates and environments abroad can expose you to disease and health risks. You should be aware of the dangers and how to stay healthy.

Diseases which aren't present in the UK such as yellow fever, malaria, rabies and dengue fever are common in some areas of the world.

Visit your GP as soon as possible to check if you need any vaccinations or other preventive measures (such as malaria tablets).

Remember, these treatments aren't usually available as NHS prescriptions.

General and other travel health tips are available on the Foreign & Commonwealth Office web site and more specific medical advice on the NHS web site.