Overseas Travel

Remember, if you are travelling abroad it is likely there will be a charge for any healthcare received.

EHIC Card

If you are going abroad on holiday or a business trip, you should apply for a free European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), which may give you access to reduced-cost medical treatment in other European countries. Read more here...

Travel Insurance

If you can't afford travel insurance you can't afford to travel overseas. All UK residents travelling overseas should take out comprehensive travel insurance otherwise you might find yourself with significant medical bills or hospital bills if something should happen to you.  Remember to also take out travel insurance that is right for the activities you're likely to be undertaking. Read more here...

Vaccinations

Vaccinations are required when visiting certain countries.  Please look at the MASTA travel checker and see what vaccines or anti-malarials you may need. Read more here...

Vaccinations for the following conditions are usually available free on the NHS: cholera, diptheria, polio, tetanus booster, hepatitis A and some combined vaccines, such as combined hepatitis A and B and typhoid.

Regardless of whether you have the vaccinations at your GP surgery or at a private travel clinic, you are likely to have to pay for the following vaccinations for overseas travel: hepatitis B, meningitis C and other meningitis vaccines, Japanese encephalitis, rabies, tick-borne encephalitis, tuberculosis and yellow fever.

You can find out the latest Foreign Office travel advice on the GOV.UK (main Government) website. Read more here...