Questions to help you prepare for your trip
Do you need any visas to enter your destination country?
For some countries applying for a visa can take months, it is always a good idea to check with the countries embassy for up to date regulations.
Do you have adequate travel insurance? Do you need extra cover e.g. for hazardous sports?
Some travel insurance companies will exclude high risk activities such as diving in their policies.
Before travelling think of what activities you are likely to participate in and find a company able to cover your needs.
Do you have any pre-existing medical conditions?
After accidents, cardiovascular events such as heart attacks and strokes are the highest cause of fatalities for travellers.
Therefore, it is important you plan your trip and ask your doctor for advice about your health especially if you have any chronic illnesses.
Do you have, if needed, medication to cover your journey?
Are you aware that some prescribed drugs may not be available in some countries or may not be licensed?
The country’s embassy can advise you on which drugs and quantities you can take with you.
Are you aware of the health requirements for the country/countries you are travelling to?
Some countries will ask you to provide certain certificates (e.g. yellow fever) before entry is allowed. We can advise you with any requirements for your journey.
Which vaccinations do you need and which antimalarial prevention tablets to choose?
We will advise you on vaccinations ( Yellow Fever, Typhoid, Hepatitis, Rabies, Polio, Tetanus, Diphtheria, Meningitis, Flu vaccine, Tick born Encephalitis, etc.) and antimalarial for your journey.
In our Travel Clinic we can help you with these questions, as well as answering any others you may have about your forthcoming trip.
Alio Healthcare will support you to make an informed decision.