18 Jan 2018

Travelling to Carnival?

Careful preparation and planning helps travellers enjoy a safe and healthy carnival trip Travelling to Carnival?

International carnival season starts soon – with various European, Caribbean, central, north and south American countries and the USA celebrating the beginning of Lent.

Carnival dates can vary - many countries start their celebrations the weekend before Ash Wednesday (14 February 2018 in the UK) but some countries have their carnivals later in the year.

Careful preparation and planning helps travellers enjoy a safe and healthy carnival trip. See Travelling to Carnival factsheet.

For those travelling to Carnival in Brazil updated recommendation for yellow fever vaccination for São Paulo state and other parts of Brazil can be found on the Brazil: Country Information page.

Regional insect and tick bite information

New regional risk information is available on the NaTHNaC Country Information pages Read more

Hepatitis A vaccination: temporary recommendations - update

Public Health England have updated travel recommendations and dose sparing advice for adult and paediatric hepatitis A vaccines Read more

Travelling to celebrate Pride?

A reminder for travellers to international Pride events to be aware of sexual health risks Read more

Country requirements for an International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis (ICVP): key changes for 2018

TravelHealthPro has been updated to reflect updates to yellow fever recommendations and certificate requirements Read more

Imported malaria cases in the United Kingdom in 2017

Public Health England publishes 2017 imported UK malaria cases Read more
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