Visit the Foreign & Commonwealth Office at https://www.gov.uk/knowbeforeyougo.
official government site for useful travel and health information, and current world areas of risk.
WHO online guide to travellers’ health, and highlights current risk areas.
information on malaria, presented in sometimes novel forms, including games and quizzes for children.
travel briefs for your personal itinerary. Please note these are also supplied free of charge to clients on your first appointment with the Centre
suppliers of travel equipment. Many of the items available are for sale at the Centre
very useful information on a variety of health topics for travellers
a useful information site, but please note that this is a US site, so some of the vaccination and anti-malarial advice is not applicable to UK travellers
advice on health risks of flying and keeping healthy whilst flying
information on airline safety by airline and aircraft model. Also safety advice for different airports, and tips for passengers. Links to other travel and travel-safety sites.
Membership of the BCF Travel Club will ensure the supply of safe blood to the member throughout the world. This also conserves scarce local supplies for the local population. Membership is available through the Centre, just ask the receptionist or nurse.
supply bracelets and necklets detailing personal health conditions
offers advice on holidays for older people
information for asthmatics
information for diabetics, including how to organise yourself for travel, insulin regimes, transporting insulin, etc
information for disabled travellers
www.radar.org.uk (Royal Association for Disability & Rehabilitation)
publishes guides on holiday planning
site of the British Mountaineering Council – information on health problems at high altitudes
Royal Geographical Society site, useful for those organising or going on expeditions
campaigns for ethical and fairly traded tourism. Provides advice for tourists and students on being sensitive to environments, cultures and communities.
the World Wise Directory provides country-by-country practical tips on health, safety, visa and currency, as well as info on local codes of dress and behaviour
Travel Health Insurance
The following give special rates for older travellers and those with pre-existing medical conditions:
RIAS 0800 0681655
Saga 0800 0565464
Help the Aged 0800 413180
Stroke Association 0845 3033100
British Heart Foundation 08450 708070
Travellers with pre-existing medical conditions:
All Clear 0870 777 9339
Free Spirit 0845 230 5000
Call us now on 01603 667323 to discuss your travel health needs or book an appointment