Northern Ireland is located in the north-east of the island of Ireland, sharing a border to the south with the Republic of Ireland. Northern Ireland is a part of the United Kingdom. Northern Ireland was created in 1921, when Ireland was partitioned between Northern Ireland and Southern Ireland by the Government of Ireland Act 1920. A feature of the country’s geography is Lough Neagh, the largest freshwater lake on the island of Ireland and in the British Isles.

Northern Ireland has a temperate maritime climate and is wetter in the west than the east. The weather is unpredictable at all times of the year, and seasons are less pronounced than in interior Europe. Average maximum temperatures in Belfast are 6.5°C in January and 17.5°C in July.

Pre-travel Preparation Will Help Protect Your Health While You Are Away

Pre-travel preparation will help keep you safe and healthy while you are away. Please consult the Travel Doctor-TMVC before you travel overseas. We will provide specific recommendations tailored to your itinerary. Our doctors will assess and advise you on your risks, and recommend appropriate vaccination and medication to minimise your risk of becoming seriously unwell on your trip.

Common Medical Conditions

It is recommended to carry a traveller’s medical kit for the self-treatment of common traveller’s ailments such as respiratory or gastric infections.

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