Travel Health Topics

Travel health topics vary widely, and depend largely on the environment that you will be visiting. There are several sections listed below, including:

  1. Basic Safety & Security
  2. Special Travellers
  3. Emergency Situations
  4. Non-Infectious Health Problems
  5. Common Infectious Diseases

We STRONGLY recommend that you read through all of the topics in the Basic Safety & Security section, and then the appropriate or relevant sections for your destination in the other four sections. If you are unsure what the appropriate or relevant sections are for your destination country or countries, we suggest checking the International SOS website and/or visiting a travel clinic for advice.

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Basic Safety & Security

Driving Safety

Footwear and Clothing Choices

Important Document & Intellectual Property Protection

Intimate Encounters

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transexual & Queer Travellers (LGBTQ) 

Mental Health (including Culture Shock and Depression)

Personal Security

Scams and Petty Theft

Special Travellers

Travelling with a Disability

Travelling as a Woman

Emergency Situations


Bomb Blast and Terrorist Attack

Car Accident

Earthquake & Tsunami


Flooding and Landslides

Riots and Mob Violence

Non-Infectious Health Problems



Dental Health


Mental Health including Depression

Motion Sickness

Common Infectious Diseases


Dengue Fever

Hepatitis A

Hepatitis B



Meningococcal Meningitis


Poliomyetis (Polio)

Whooping Cough, Tetanus and Diptheria