Review health information on the Fit for Travel website for the areas you will be travelling to.  Vaccinations or malaria prophylaxis may be required.


Occupational Health will advise you on specific travel vaccinations that you require for your trip.  Recommendation for vaccination will depend on where you are staying, how long you are away for and the activities you will be doing.

You should ensure that you are fully immunised with vaccines such as Measles, Mumps & Rubella and TB.

Consider Meningitis ACWY vaccine if you are working in endemic areas.

If you are travelling outside the UK, please visit Fit for travel for vaccination recommendations and arrange a travel appointment with Occupational Health if necessary following submission of your health questionnaire.


Malaria is a major health problem throughout the tropics and all travellers are at risk of developing malaria if visiting malaria endemic areas. Malaria is a serious, sometimes fatal, tropical disease spread by mosquito bites. Malaria is transmitted via the bite of an infected Anopheles mosquito that feeds predominately during the hours from dusk to dawn.

The Countries and territories with malarious areas webpage displays all countries and territories where there is either limited risk of malaria transmission or where malaria transmission occurs.  If you are travelling to an area at risk of malaria transmission, please see the Occupational Health webpage Travel for more information on steps you need to take to avoid infection.

Please see the next step Country guidance.