Travel Health Vaccinations
When tours visit remote areas or developing countries, we normally recommend immunisation against typhoid, tetanus, polio and hepatitis A. Parts of East Africa and South America ask for www.jimwatchesale.com a Certificate of Vaccination against Yellow Fever. Malarial prophylaxis should also be taken in some areas. Cholera vaccinations are not officially required by any country. However, in practice, a cholera vaccination certificate may be asked for by border officials when arriving from, or travelling into, an infected area: especially at land borders.
Make sure you obtain the protective vaccinations necessary for the countries you will be visiting. Although your Trip Dossier will highlight any required immunisations for your tour, we emphasise that these may vary with changing circumstances. Your General Practitioner or travel clinic will advise you with the most up-to-date information. If you do need to arrange vaccinations, you should contact your GP at least two months before departure. It’s advisable to shop around, as costs do vary between centres.
Remember to carry your International Certificate of Vaccination with you on holiday if you are required to prove you have the correct inoculations (and leave a photocopy at home). These must be signed and stamped by a doctor who administered the injections. For further information on vaccinations, visit www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk and www.nathnac.org/travel. For holidays in the EU / EEA you should obtain an EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) before departure, from the Department of Health. This is available by telephone (0870 1555455) or online at www.dh.gov.uk. An EHIC is not, however, a substitute for appropriate travel insurance.
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Your tour leader will be the best person to advise you, but here’s a reminder of some of the less common sources of germs:
• Inadequately washed fruit or salad
• Undercooked meat and vegetables
• Unpasteurised milk
• Brushing your teeth with tap water in risky areas
• Ice cubes
• Drinking straight out of a can