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Travel Advice

07/07/2016

Do I Need A Travel Vaccination For My Holiday?

Have you ever considered that you may require special vaccinations when travelling abroad? If you have booked your next holiday outside of the UK, you may need to be vaccinated against travel-related infections such as yellow fever, typhoid, hepatitis A or B and meningitis. If you are travelling to countries in central Europe, Australia or North America, you are unlikely to need travel vaccinations. But what about those countries where the risk is much higher? Some countries require you to have a Certificate of Vaccination before you enter, especially if... Read More

23/06/2016

Stay Healthy On The Road To Rio 2016

The 2016 summer Olympics and Paralympic games will take place in Rio, Brazil from August 5th through to September 18th. If you plan on visiting Brazil for the summer Olympics this year, it is important to take note of the following recommendations in order to stay healthy. Brazil is currently experiencing an outbreak of the Zika virus, and in some areas contains a high risk of malaria. Therefore it is highly important to take precautions against biting insects. The best way to avoid mosquito and other biting insects is by... Read More

19/05/2016

Zika Virus Expected to Spread to Europe

The Zika Virus is set to spread into Europe by the summer according to the World Health Organisation. The World Health Organisation (WHO) have stated that the risk of a Zika Virus outbreak in Europe is likely in the spring and summer, with an overall risk of low to moderate. While this risk varies across the Region, it is higher risk in countries where Aedes mosquitoes are present, such as Madeira Island (Portugal) and the north-eastern Black Sea coast. Other countries that carry a risk of outbreak are France, Italy,... Read More

12/04/2016

Being First Aid Prepared When Travelling

While we all hope to get through our holiday injury or sickness free, there is always a chance that something might happen to you when abroad. Obviously when travelling you want to take the essentials, but some trips might require a little more than sun cream and allergy tablets. For some journeys you might require a little extra protection, things like jungle treks, safaris, hiking or adventure holidays.As the locations and activities get more extreme or hazardous, it’s vital that, if you suffer a minor injury, you have things with... Read More

17/03/2016

Things to Remember Before You Travel

There are some vital things to remember before you travel, and you’d be surprised how many people forgot these things. Whether your next trip is for a weekend away, a two-week sun break or a month trekking, getting organised is something that will prepare you for all scenarios when abroad. We look at some essential things you need to plan for and arrange before you head off on your travels… Top 6 Things to Remember Before Travelling Pack Light: Pick a reasonable sized suitcase that you can easily transport. You... Read More

22/02/2016

How To Stop Malaria Ruining Your World Adventure

You have saved and worked hard for this holiday, don’t let malaria ruin in. If you are visiting a country that has a risk of malaria, then it is important to take the necessary precautions so you do not pick up the disease when travelling. The last thing you want, is to have planned and saved for the journey of a lifetime, only to be struck down by malaria because you failed to take the right precautions. There is a range of anti-malaria tablets available on the market, and the... Read More

03/02/2016

Zika Virus And What Travellers Need To Know

It’s been all over the news, but what should you do if you’re travelling to a place with the Zika virus? What exactly is the Zika Virus? The virus is carried by female Aedes mosquitoes which are daytime biting mosquitoes. These same mosquitoes can carry Dengue and Chikungunya virus. If you are bitten by an infected mosquito, you may notice symptoms of the virus after two to seven days which can include fever, headache, skin rashes, painful joints and eye infection. The illness is usually self-limiting and lasts up to... Read More

30/10/2015

Our Top 5 Essentials For Long Journeys

When you have a long distance to travel, it is beneficial to think about tackling what potential challenges you might face. While there is little you can do about flight delays or missing your train connection, you can prepare for the little things. Here at Travelpharm we have a team of well travelled staff members and our team have put together our essential travel items to help make your journey that little bit easier. Care Plus Clean Pro Hygiene Gel helps to protect your hands, with softening & cleansing anti bacterial gel... Read More

22/09/2015

Understanding Dengue Fever

If you are planning any long haul trip to the tropics or sub-tropics, the chances are you’ve sensibly done a lot of research into malaria and antimalarials in the region you plan to visit. But have you thought about Dengue fever? It certainly sounds like an illness but what EXACTLY is it? And more importantly, how can you prevent it? What is it? It is a viral infection spread most commonly by the bite of infected A. Aegypti  and A. Albopictus mosquitos. It is widespread in hot, humid climates where... Read More

20/08/2015

20 Reasons To Travel The World

We’re all guilty of putting certain things off because the time isn’t right or because we’re scared of the change it might evoke. Many people quote money and time as the main reasons they can’t take a break. With international travel easier now than ever before, here at Travelpharm we have put together a list of 20 reasons why you SHOULD explore this planet. Top 20 Reasons To Travel The World 1: Budget Options International travel doesn’t have to cost the earth. Air fares can be bagged for as little... Read More