Travel Health

International travel can pose various risks to health depending on the characteristics of both the traveller and the travel. Travellers may encounter sudden and significant changes in altitude, humidity, microbes, and temperature, which can result in ill-health. In addition, serious health risks may arise in areas where accommodation is of poor quality, hygiene and sanitation are inadequate, medical services are not well developed and clean water is unavailable (WHO, 2019)

To access up to date information on travel health guidance, click on the links below:

Key links –

National Travel Health Network and Centre https://nathnac.net/

Travel Health Pro provides up to date guidance and offers an advice line for professionals:  0845 602 6712 https://travelhealthpro.org.uk/

Clinical travel health information for UK healthcare practitioners https://www.travax.nhs.uk/

Foreign and Commonwealth Office guidance on Travel and Mental Health https://www.gov.uk/guidance/foreign-travel-advice-for-people-with-mental-health-issues

https://www.rcn.org.uk/clinical-topics/public-health/travel-health

Royal College of Nursing resource for Travel Health https://www.rcn.org.uk/-/media/royal-college-of-nursing/documents/publications/2018/may/pdf-006506.pdf

Travel Health Pro Fact sheets https://travelhealthpro.org.uk/factsheet/24/educational-events

https://www.nursinginpractice.com/article/overview-travel-health-and-vaccines

Yellow Fever Zone https://nathnacyfzone.org.uk/