The Centre Surgery

Travel Advice

You should get information before you travel so that vaccinations can be planned, ideally no later than:

Holidays – at least 8 weeks before you travel
Backpackers and working abroad – 3-6 months before you travel

We will need to know:

  • Departure and return dates
  • Countries visiting
  • Type of stay (holiday, backpack, occupational etc)
  • Allergies
  • Female patients – pregnant now or wanting to be
  • Vaccines you have had previously

Please note that there may be a charge for certain vaccinations and the vaccination required may not be available.

Please complete the attached questionnaire and bring back to the surgery at least 8 weeks prior to travelling to ensure the vaccination is available and an appointment can be arranged.

1.-Travel-risk-assessment-form-2018.pdf (

Further Travel Resources

The NHS Website – Cover you healthcare abroad

European Health Insurance Card (formerly E111)

The NHS Website – Travel vaccinations

GOV.UK Foreign Travel Advice – A-Z of countries

Fitfortravel (NHS/Health Protection Scotland)

Lonely Planet