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Travelling Abroad with an Existing Medical Condition

General planning for your trip

If you have an existing medical condition it should not be a barrier to travel. With some careful planning and preparation you can enjoy a safe and happy trip.

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Make sure you consult your GP or Travel Clinic, ideally at least 6 weeks before travel, to get any necessary vaccinations, malaria tablets (if required) and travel health advice.


Ensure you have enough stock of your regular medication to last your whole trip and make sure you carry this in your hand luggage. Medication should be carried in its original packaging and you should take a copy of your prescription, or a letter from your doctor, in your hand luggage. Some drugs are banned in certain countries so you should check with the countries embassy website to find out which drugs are banned. Read more