While most travellers have a healthy and safe trip, there are some risks that are relevant to travellers regardless of destination.These may for example include road traffic and other accidents, diseases transmitted by insects or ticks, diseases transmitted by contaminated food and water, sexually transmitted infections, or health issues related to the heat or cold.Diphtheria tetanus and polio are combined in a single vaccine in the UK.
Japanese encephalitis in Papua New Guinea JE occurs in this country with year-round transmission.
Should there be an outbreak of diphtheria in a country, diphtheria vaccination guidance will be provided.
Those who may be at increased risk of an infectious disease due to their work, lifestyle choice, or certain underlying health problems should be up to date with additional recommended vaccines.
Travellers should ideally arrange an appointment with their health professional at least four to six weeks before travel.
However, even if time is short, an appointment is still worthwhile.