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Stay safe in the sun, including advice on buying and applying sunscreens, sunburn, heat exhaustion, eczema, child safety and moles.
Mo mistakenly thought he was immune to malaria when he visited family in Sierra Leone.
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Travel vaccinations and disease prevention advice to reduce your exposure to infectious diseases, including hepatitis A, malaria, yellow fever and polio.
Practical advice if you're travelling abroad, including vaccinations, DVT, travel insurance and sun safety.
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Expert advice on what to pack to stay safe and healthy abroad, including first aid essentials.
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How to travel safely and comfortably, and when you might need a doctor's note.
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Protect yourself from a sexually transmitted infection or unplanned pregnancy on holiday.
When Alex went travelling he thought antimalaria pills were a waste of time, until he got bitten.
Having travel insurance and a free European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) will save you money in an emergency.
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Find out how to protect yourself against illnesses from contaminated food and water.
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Reduce the effects of jet lag, including advice on sleep patterns, stopovers and readjusting your body clock quickly.
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Reduce your risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) during a long-haul flight.
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Mark Pownall developed deep vein thrombosis (DVT) on a long-haul flight from New Orleans to London.
Travel health for children, including advice on sun protection, pool safety, medicines and travel sickness.
Tips for travelling with asthma, including taking medication, vaccinations, air travel and insurance.
Advice when travelling with cancer, including travelling with medicines, vaccinations, insurance and air travel.
Travelling with diabetes, including diet, taking medicines, vaccines, insurance and air travel.
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Travelling with a heart condition, including vaccinations, travel insurance, air travel, pacemakers and ICDs
If you're travelling to an EEA country, you need to tak a free EHIC card. Here's how to get one.
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Ebola virus disease is a serious, usually fatal, disease for which there are no licensed vaccines or treatments. But for people living in countries outside Africa, it remains a very low threat
How to travel safely and comfortably, and when you might need a doctor's note
Get ready for your holiday and make sure you covered for all eventualities. Is your EHIC still valid?
You can renew your passport up to nine months before it expires – check now
How to keep your family healthy during the summer holidays. Includes beach safety, camping safety and free activities
Watch our travel health videos and get ready for your next holiday, including tips on beach safety and how to apply sunscreen.
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A simple guide to health precautions when travelling abroad, including vaccinations, taking condoms and a first aid kit, and being careful about drinking water.
Media last reviewed: 02/10/2013
Next review due: 02/10/2015
Learn about the vaccinations available for travellers, and the diseases they protect against
A holiday at the seaside is fun for the whole family. An RNLI lifeguard explains how to stay safe on the beach.
How to keep safe from sun damage (including sunbeds) and reduce the risk of skin cancer
Thinking of going abroad for dental or medical treatment? Find out about the risks and make an informed decision
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