Before you travel you must ensure that you've checked the status of you passports, visas, insurance and any other paperwork necessary for you to travel. Along with your tickets and travel documents we will also send you a copy of our 'Know before you go' booklet. Please take time to read this before you travel as it contains essential information about our holidays.
The FCO's consular service is a major operation - every day their consular staff around the world are helping British nationals. Their website www.fco.gov.uk/knowbeforeyougo contains a wealth of information for anyone planning a trip overseas - country advice, travellers' tips, advice for you while you're there, and much more.
As soon as you begin thinking about travelling abroad check your passport, if you have one already, don't let it run out on you; and if you do not have a passport apply in good time via the 'Check and Send' service at your local Post Office. The UK Passport Service can provide all the information you need regarding your passport or passport application.
The Department of Health website offers essential information and advice on how to avoid the need for health care when abroad; how to plan for healthy travelling; how to obtain emergency medical treatment in countries throughout the world; and how to obtain and use the new EHIC card (replacing Form E111), which will provide you with free or reduced-cost emergency medical treatment in countries within the European Economic Area.
No compulsory vaccinations were required for any of the holidays we feature, however malaria tablets and/or hepatitis and typhoid vacinations are recommended for clients travelling to Africa, Middle East, French Caribbean, Latin and Central America. For customers travelling South Africa, courses or boosters are usually advised to include: diptheria, tetanus, polio, typhoid and hepatitis A. Requirements may, however, change and you must check the up to date position on compulsory and recommended vaccinations and other health precautions with your doctor in good time before departure.
Provided by the NHS (Scotland), the fitfortravel website gives travel health information for people travelling abroad from the UK . The website is compiled and updated by a team of experts from the Travel Medicine Division at the Scottish Centre for Infection and Environmental Health.
With the Lloydspharmacy Online Doctor service there's no more struggling to get a convenient appointment with your GP. Simply complete the online consultation and then purchase appropriate travel medicines and vaccines quickly and conveniently for next day delivery or collection at a local Lloydspharmacy.
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