Traveling abroad can be an incredible experience! The sights, the history and the memories you take away from the trip will last a lifetime! It is important that before you travel, you make sure to prepare yourself to help prevent some not-so-positive things that might also last a lifetime, such as illness and injury. Some countries have recommendations for travelers before they arrive, so it’s important to do your research and know before you go.
Before traveling abroad, here are some important topics and questions to research:
Before traveling abroad, you can arrange a travel appointment with our primary care clinicians to obtain travel counseling, travel physicals and vaccinations required for travel. We offer:
Consider making an appointment at University Health Service 4-6 weeks before your trip. (Note: the cost of travel vaccinations is not included under the Health Fee. Check with your health insurance plan for details on vaccination coverage). Call 323-2778 (APPT) to schedule an appointment.
For more information about health and safety while traveling abroad, visit these websites:
Centers for Disease Control and PreventionCDC Travel HandoutU.S. State Department