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Frequently Asked Questions

Travel Medical Advice

Before travel, consult your health professional to discuss:

  • Itinerary
  • Duration of Travel
  • Style of Travel
  • Past Medical History
  • Vaccination Requirements
  • Pregnancy
  • Allergies
  • Medications
  • Pre-Exisiting Conditions
  • Disease Prevention

Tips for long distance travellers

  • Do frequent leg exercise and take deep breaths regularly while seated
  • Drink plenty of non-alcoholic beverages to prevent dehydration

The Three Rs of Travel Vaccination

Routine Vaccinations (childhood or adult vaccinations)

  • Tetanus
  • Polio
  • MMR
  • Influenza
  • Pneumococcal
  • Varicella

Required Vaccinations
For instance when crossing international borders certain vaccinations are required

  • Yellow Fever
  • Cholera
  • Meningococcal

Recommended Vaccinations
There are some vaccinations recommended when travelling overseas specific to your destination. These may include:

  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Typhoid
  • Japanese Encephalitis
  • Poliomyelitis
  • Rabies
  • Cholera

Please see your doctor to identify your specific needs. For the latest travel advisory notices, please visit: