Going on holiday? Taking a gap year? Travelling abroad?
If you would like advice and / or vaccinations before travelling abroad:
1. Call into the surgery, at least 8 weeks before your date of travel (6 months if you have a complicated itinerary) to collect a travel questionnaire (or this can be dowloaded by clicking on the link)
2. Complete and return the travel form to the surgery.
3. A member of the nursing staff will review your travel requirements.
4. You should be contacted within 2 weeks and an appointment made with a practice nurse if required.
Please note we are not travel advice specialists so may not be able to give full advice for all travellers and may advise you to attend a travel clinic for specialist advice and a risk assessment.
Applying for European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)
If you are a UK resident, you are entitled to medical treatment that may become necessary while on holiday, at a reduced cost or sometimes free, when temporarily visiting an EU country.
Only treatment under the country’s state scheme is covered. EHIC cards are only valid for 5 years. Make sure you check the expiry date before travelling. Visit www.ehic.org.uk for detailed information and how to apply.
Useful travel web sites:
Travel and Coronavirus
When you’re planning your travel, you should check the latest information on demonstrating your COVID-19 status when travelling abroad on the gov.uk website. Make sure there is enough time to get proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status before you are due to travel.