We offer a full travel advice and NHS immunisation service. Please choose a topic to see more information.
If you are travelling abroad please complete and submit the travel form in plenty of time, we recommend 2 to 3 months before your journey.
Travelling In Pregnancy
Some women prefer not to travel in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy because of nausea and vomiting and feeling very tired during these early stages. The risk of miscarriage is also higher in the first 3 months, whether you’re travelling or not. So, many women find the best time to travel or take a holiday is in mid-pregnancy, between 4 and 6 months.
With pregnant women there are increase risks for long distance travel including increased DVT risk for long haul flights, limited access to adequate health care in some areas, Zika virus reported in many countries, most malaria tabs and some vaccines contraindicated in pregnancy.
We advise that women who are pregnant or planning pregnancy should not book travel outside Europe without first booking to speak with one of our nurses.
Travel Risk Assessment Form
Before you travel
If you are travelling abroad please complete and submit the travel form in plenty of time, we recommend at least 2 to 3 months before your journey to arrange any vaccinations that may be necessary. To help the Travel Nurses assess your travel needs it is important that they are in receipt of the assessment form before your appointment.
Please note that if you need any of the following vaccines you will need to go to a private clinic:
- Hepatitis B,
- Japanese encephalitis,
- Meningitis vaccines,
- Tick-borne encephalitis,
- Tuberculosis (TB)
- Yellow fever