Your Healthy Travel Checklist

Book an appointment with Travel Doctor–TMVC each time you travel.

Ensure your routine and recommended vaccines are up to date.

Always carry your travellers medical kit.

Take out travel insurance and remember to check the terms and conditions closely.

Don’t pat or approach any local animals as they may be carrying rabies.

Eat and drink safely. Boil it, peel it, cook it… or forget it!

Keep hands clean with soap and water or hand sanitiser gel, particularly after using the toilet and before eating.

Observe and respect local laws and customs. Always dress and behave appropriately.

Follow the medication guide in this book, as prescribed by your doctor.

Apply sunscreen at least 20 minutes before going outdoors and reapply as directed or required. Sunscreen is normally applied before repellent.

Avoid mosquitoes, flies and other biting insects. Apply Repel spray or roll-on insect repellent just before you step outside in the morning and as required, according to the formulation’s strength. Ensure you are covered at peak mosquito feeding times of dawn and dusk.

Register your journey before you leave and check the security and safety advice of each of your destinations on the smart traveller website.

What is Travel Health?

Healthy travellers have more fun!

This means making sure travellers are best prepared for preventing or managing illness and accidents while they are away from home. It may involve ensuring a traveller understands the various health risks in their destination and knows how to avoid or minimise the risks. It may also involve being protected through vaccinations, or using special medications to avoid disease. It could also involve travelling with a designated travellers medical kit containing prescription medications to treat common travellers illness early and preventing serious disease. It also means having travel insurance. Look through our website to find out more about looking after travellers health.

Why do you need travel-health advice?

If you travel, you need to look after yourself and your health! Travel to international destinations is accompanied by risk of various problems that can affect your health, even "safe" travel to Europe and North America is not without some potential for health issues. Travel to the less-developed tropical parts of the world often present a range of serious hazards that need to be understood and managed properly to avoid illness. This is especially true for children, older travellers, and those who have some weakness in their immune system already. Nobody is immune to all travellers’ health problems.

Why are Travel Doctor-TMVC clinics the best place to look after you?

With over 30 years in the business, Travel Doctor-TMVC clinics are staffed by enthusiastic travellers, who happen to be trained medical staff, where the needs of travellers are very well understood. They can help with trip planning, understanding individual itineraries, provide international health links, on-line communication options for travellers, and give you great value-for-money. For the most up-to-date information, and most comprehensive range of service, come and visit our clinics. Explore this website for important information about your travels.