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


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 are by... Read More


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) has 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 an outbreak are France,... Read More


The Most Extreme Travel Destinations In The World

We have put together a list of some of the most extreme, and craziest destinations you can visit. For some people, the idea of the perfect holiday abroad is to be on a sun bed beside the pool, a drink in one hand, a book in the other. Nothing extreme about that! Some want to spend a holiday in the UK, at one of the many beautiful coastal villages or towns. Having fun on the beach, and walking the cliff tops. All finishing off with a night at the local pub,... Read More


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... Read More


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


Travelpharm’s Top 10 Mosquito Facts

We have put together a list of mosquito facts to ensure you know your stuff before you go travelling to malaria risk areas.   #1 Only Female mosquitoes bite:   All mosquitoes feed mainly on plant nectar and fruit for nourishment; however, the female mosquito requires protein from the blood to grow their eggs.   #2 Female mosquitoes lay their eggs in standing water:   Mosquitoes are commonly found around water due to their eggs requiring water in order to develop. This normally means that standing water can quickly become a... Read More


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


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... Read More


5 European Treasures to Explore This Year

Get the wanderlust bug with these unique travel destinations hidden away in the corners of Europe. We have compiled a list of 5 unique travel destinations in Europe to help ignite your wanderlust, and plant these seeds for you to get planning your own holiday of a lifetime. We all dream of finding that perfect holiday, some want weeks by a pool, others want adventures and exploration. With so many obvious places you can choose to go abroad, what about those places that are not so obvious, some of which you’ve never even heard of?... Read More