COVID-19: Resources

Current coronavirus advice from NaTHNaC, UKHSA and FCDO, with links to international information sources

COVID-19 is a disease caused by SARS-CoV-2 and is mainly transmitted from human to human by breathing in droplets or aerosols emitted from the nose or mouth of an infected person or by touching the infected droplets on surfaces, then touching the eyes, nose or mouth. COVID-19 cases are now reported worldwide.

A number of useful resources and documents are available for travellers and health care professionals.

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UK Health Security Agency

World Health Organization

Further resources

First published : 16 March 2020 Last updated : 02 January 2024

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Travel health infographics

Topical infographics offering essential travel health tips and advice for safe and enjoyable trips

Updated: 11 June 2024

Educational events

A list of courses, conferences and study days of relevance to UK health professionals working, or wishing to work, in the field of travel medicine

Updated: 03 June 2024

'Getting to Grips...' online events and video guides

Online guides and webinar sessions for health professionals interested in travel health

Updated: 18 April 2024

Country-specific information: Rationale

Epidemiological rationale for recommendations

Updated: 16 May 2024

Infectious diseases

Rabies

Rabies occurs in warm-blooded mammals and is transmitted to humans, most often by a bite or scratch from an infected animal, usually a dog

Updated: 25 March 2019

Chikungunya

This viral infection occurs in some tropical and subtropical regions of the world, predominantly transmitted through the bite of an infected Aedes mosquito

Updated: 02 February 2018

Cholera

Cholera is an acute diarrhoeal disease usually associated with poverty, poor sanitation and inadequate access to clean drinking water

Updated: 26 March 2024


Preparing for healthy travel

Summer travel: advice for students and young holidaymakers

Off on a summer break? See our guide to staying safe and healthy abroad

Updated: 03 June 2024

Insect and tick bite avoidance

Protection from insect and tick bites is essential to help prevent vector-borne diseases such as malaria, yellow fever and Zika

Updated: 21 March 2024

Travel Insurance

Travellers must declare medical conditions when taking out travel insurance to ensure they are suitably covered

Updated: 26 September 2019


Special risk travel/traveller

Mass gatherings

Travel advice for anyone planning to attend a mass gatherings event

Updated: 17 May 2024

Hajj and Umrah

The Ministry of Health of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia issue their requirements and recommendations for Hajj and Umrah annually

Updated: 15 May 2024

Extreme heat

Advice when travelling to areas with extreme heat

Updated: 14 May 2024


Clinic resources

Travel health infographics

Topical infographics offering essential travel health tips and advice for safe and enjoyable trips

Updated: 07 June 2024

Educational events

A list of courses, conferences and study days of relevance to UK health professionals working, or wishing to work, in the field of travel medicine

Updated: 14 March 2017

Vaccines and medicines: availability, supply, shortages and use of unlicensed medicines

Information for health professionals on availability of vaccines and use of unlicensed products

Updated: 17 October 2022

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