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Medical Travel Advice

Travelling with an existing medical condition or having severe food allergies can sometimes make travelling extra stressful or for others, believe to be impossible. Although extra precautions need to be made before and during your travels, our aim to make the planning and preparation stages of your trip stress-free with our health advice. From advice on preventing deep vein thrombosis to taking your medication abroad, you'll find everything you need to know here.

Preparation

If you’re planning a trip abroad, take a look at this section first before you book your trip for some important safety advice.

Medical and Repatriation - At last you are on holiday! Whether you intend to laze on the beach, or by the pool, or you…

Preparation

Pre-Travel

For those who have a medical condition, travelling may seem completely out of reach. Our advice below can help you to plan a successful trip, despite your condition.

Travelling with Food Allergies and Intolerance - If you have a food allergy or intolerance, travelling to another part of the world where you may be more…

How to Keep Your Hayfever at Bay - Hayfever is evil, there's no two ways about it. Just as you've enjoyed the first five minutes of summer, you're…

Travelling with Diabetes - Travelling can mean a lot of disruption, and we're not just talking about flight delays, transport delays, luggage delays, and…

Travelling with Asthma - Asthma is a common medical condition, with 1 out of 5 households having an affected family member. Asthma can affect…

Taking Medication Abroad - If you have a pre-existing medical condition, chances are you will have to take prescribed medication on a regular basis…

Pre-Travel

Travelling

Certain medical conditions can affect any person and any age. Take a look below for advice including beating travel sickness and preventing DVT.

How to Minimize Jet Lag - The majority of people understand why jet lag occurs but of those, 67% didn't know how to cope when it…

Taking Medications in Different Time Zones - If your travel plans involve crossing different time zones, there are a lot of things you need to take into…

Overseas Medical Care for Pregnant Travellers - Although travelling abroad pregnant can mean a lot of 'what ifs' whizzing through your mind, it's a good idea to…

Travel Sickness - Travel sickness is a common problem and affects more than 20 million Britons a year. Most of us at some…

Preventing Deep Vein Thrombosis - Deep Vein Thrombosis, or DVT, occurs when your blood clots in the lower parts of your body, usually the legs,…

Travelling

Staying Social

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