Travel Vaccinations

global air travel

If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to fill in a travel questionnaire at least 8 weeks prior to travel. A downloadable form is available at the bottom of this page. Please print off and hand in at reception. A nurse will then ring you to discuss your needs and make any appointments as required. 

Further information about countries and vaccinations required can be found below.

Europe EuropeNorth America North America
Central America Central America South America South America
Caribbean Caribbean Africa Africa
Middle East Middle East Central Asia Central Asia
East Asia East Asia Australasia Australasia and Pacific

The information above is taken from Fit For Travel for NHS Scotland. As there are some slight variations please also check NaTHNac Travel Health Pro HERE

Always check the UK Foreign Office advice to travellers prior to travelling abroad HERE

For vaccinations it is important to make initial contact with us as early as possible  - at least 8 weeks before you travel - as more than one appointment may be required with the practice nurse to receive vaccinations.  Many vaccines have to be ordered as they are not regular stock items.  Your last 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 8 weeks, you can 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.

The following websites will give you additional travel advice

Travel Health for information of vaccinations available on NHS for specific travel advice by country, entry requirements, safety and security, Covid restrictions etc.

EHIC to apply for your free GHIC or EHIC card for healthcare cover abroad.


It is the responsibility of the traveller to keep up to date with entry requirements regarding Covid vaccination or certificates needed for travel overseas. These are not provided by the practice. Please call 119 or go online to the Foreign Office Travel advice HERE



Please be aware that we are no longer able to prescribe short-term supplies of Benzodiazepam medication: Diazepam; Lorazepam; Temazepam; Alprazolam; Clonazepam for fear of flying, or to assist with sleep during flights. 

For information about this please click HERE

For information about ways to help manage flight anxiety click HERE

Travel Health Questionnaire

For a general travel health advice leaflet, please click TRAVEL ADVICE

To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.


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