Foreign Travel

If you are travelling abroad, please note our policy has now changed.

Any patients travelling abroad are now to contact the practice requesting an up to date copy of your vaccination history. You will then be required to contact a private travel clinic who will assess what vaccinations you may require. Details of local private travel clinics can be found online.

Written confirmation of any required NHS vaccinations will be required prior to booking an appointment with our nursing team.

We require 8 weeks notice prior to date of your departure in line with NHS guidance.

Which travel vaccines are free?

The following travel vaccines are available free on the NHS if your GP practice is signed up to provide vaccination (immunisation) services.

  • polio (given as a combined diphtheria/tetanus/polio jab)
  • typhoid
  • hepatitis A
  • cholera

These vaccines are free because they protect against diseases thought to represent the greatest risk to public health if they were brought into the country.

Which travel vaccines will I have to pay for?

You’ll have to pay for travel vaccinations against:

  • hepatitis B
  • Japanese encephalitis
  • meningitis vaccines
  • rabies
  • tick-borne encephalitis
  • tuberculosis (TB)
  • yellow fever

Yellow fever vaccines are only available from designated centres.

The cost of travel vaccines that are not available on the NHS will vary, depending on the vaccine and number of doses you need.

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