17 Nov 2017

Winter travel

A reminder to check out country specific and general travel health advice in preparation for the winter holiday season Winter travel

With the start of winter in the UK, you may be planning a holiday abroad. Travellers are advised to discuss their plans with their GP, Practice Nurse, Pharmacist or a travel clinic, well in advance of travel.

Advice for travellers

Wherever you are travelling to this winter, we recommend that you check out NaTHNaC’s general travel health advice.

For more detailed information go to our Country information pages and continue to watch our website and social media pages for regular updates.

Advice for health professionals

Country specific information can be found on the Country Information pages and Outbreak Surveillance.

For fever/acute illness combined with recent history of foreign travel, first discuss with a local microbiology, virology or infectious diseases consultant. Further advice is available for health professionals from the Imported Fever Service.

Resources

Nigeria: yellow fever outbreaks

Suspected and confirmed cases of yellow fever reported to the World Health Organization Read more

Measles in Europe

A reminder for seasonal travellers to ensure they are up to date with measles vaccine Read more

Diphtheria in the Caribbean and South America

A reminder for travellers to be up to date with diphtheria vaccine Read more

Polio: Public Health Emergency of International Concern

An update on the polio Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) Read more

Hepatitis B vaccine shortage and vaccine prioritisation: advising the traveller

Public Health England and NaTHNaC update the temporary recommendations for hepatitis B containing vaccine use in children and adults travelling to countries of intermediate/high prevalence Read more
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