Travelling Overseas

global air travel

If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements.  This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required. 

There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below

Europe Europe & Russia North America North America
Central America Central America South America & Antarctica South America & Antarctica
Caribbean Caribbean Africa Africa
Middle East Middle East Central Asia Central Asia
East Asia East Asia Australasia Australasia and Pacific


It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible  - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations.  These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine.  Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.

Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge.  This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.

If you are travelling in less than 4 weeks we will not be able to undertake vaccinations for you. Please contact The MASTA Travel Clinic in Plymouth on 01752 205556 for advice. Alternatively call 0330 100 4106 for The MASTA Travel Clinic - Lloyds Pharmacy (in Sainsburys) Roundwell, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 3NH. Please note - you should always ring these clinics before attending.

Travel Health Questionnaire

If you are planning to travel overseas we request that you have a look at the information regarding the country you are hoping to visit and complete our travel questionnaire via eConsult online. This will allow our nurses to understand your travel plans and to organise any immunisations and advice prior to an appointment being offered.

Travel Questionnaire

Travelling in Europe

If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.

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