This website uses cookies to function correctly.
You may delete cookies at any time but doing so may result in some parts of the site not working correctly.

Travel health

This is a temporary test page - do not rely on this content yet. 

wye surgery healthy travel
healthy travel

Top pages

Before you travelPrevent DVT when you travel
Sunscreen and sun safetyHealth care abroad
Food and water abroadApply for a European Health Insurance Card
Travel vaccinationsFlying after surgery
Pregnancy and travel vaccinesTravelling during pregnancy

Wye Surgery - Self Help Tips

We advise planning your vaccinations and health matters well in advance, at least 6-8 weeks before your trip. This is because not all vaccines are held in stock and have to be specially ordered, and they can take several weeks before taking effect.

If you have a serious medical condition check with your GP to make sure you are fit to travel, especially if going abroad.


Organising vaccinations Organising vaccinations
  1. Check what travel vaccinations you need for different parts of the world
  2. Plan at least 6 weeks ahead - organise your vaccinations through our Travel Clinic. (Some are free and some are chargeable on private prescription.)


useful links Useful GOV.UK travel links

Be travel aware

Gap year advice

Adventure travel and volunteering overseas

Advice about mental health and travel

Foreign travel advice and alerts – 225 countries

Foreign travel check list



Medical care abroad Medical care abroad

Your entitlement to medical care while overseas varies by country and it may not be free.

You may wish to take out travel insurance that covers medical bills and the cost of repatriation for serious illness or death abroad.

You can also apply online for a European Health Insurance Card


travelling for treatment Medical Tourism

If you are seeking medical treatment abroad it's vital that you understand the risks and gather enough information to avoid the pitfalls.

Treatment abroad

Healthcare in Europe


Call 111 when you need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergencyNHS ChoicesThis site is brought to you by My Surgery Website