Travel medicine & travel vaccination
Since the borders reopened allowing international travel, Australians are planning their overseas holidays. Many popular destinations can be high risk for a number of conditions that are uncommon in australia. Many of these can be prevented by vaccination, safe travel practices or medication you take while travelling
Travel Insurance is essential for overseas travel and it is important to read the exclusions carefully and disclose all of your medical conditions. This is not something to scrimp on, as many people have experienced life threatening events overseas that can result in hundreds of thousands worth of health care bills and difficulty returning home.
Don’t forget to visit the Australian government’s Smartraveller page to read the latest travel information about your destination and register your itinerary. Registering your itinerary assists the Australian government to help you if there is a disaster in your destination.
Frequently Asked Questions
This will depend on where you are travelling and the type of activities that you will be involved in. As a minimum your tetanus, influenza and covid vaccinations should be up to date. Other vaccinations may also be recommended.
Please book an appointment at least 8 weeks before you travel with your GP to determine your individual requirements.
Traveller’s diarrhoea is a common occurrence when travelling overseas particularly to developing countries. You can reduce your chance of this by ensuring that you; only drink bottled water including for brushing your teeth and don’t eat anything that isn’t pealed, tinned or boiled.
It is worth taking some fluid replacement powders to ensure that you remain hydrated if you get diarrhoea.