Travel has now become a common part of most people’s lives, whether for business or pleasure. When it comes to travelling, there can be certain medical aspects involved, including obtaining the correct insurance documents and appropriate visas for entry to the country of your choice.
In some instances, you may be required to undertake a private travel medical in advance of your visa being granted. This is just one of the services we can offer at Glasgow medical rooms. A visa appointment may vary, depending on the country and depth of the medical required. You would also be advised to bring the visa form with you, with information filled out ahead of your appointment. You can find more information on travel visa medicals, along with downloadable visa forms here.
Depending on the country you choose to visit, or the activities you intend to undertake, it’s possible you will have to receive certain vaccinations ahead of your trip. The most common vaccinations provided are against diseases like cholera, diphtheria, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, polio, rabies and typhoid. You may only need one or two vaccines for your trip, or none at all depending on the country you are visiting. Some areas may require you to have a vaccine for protection against diseases not mentioned, and in some instances you may already be protected by a previous vaccine, such as a recent tetanus jab.
There are certain timescales according to each jab too, so you may have to ensure you’re vaccinated within the right time period before you leave. For more information or to make a vaccination appointment, please call us on 0141 225 0140 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can download a copy of our pre-travel clinic record here and email it to us so that we can work out your requirements.
If you are travelling and have a pre-existing medical condition, it’s always better to speak to a GP first. We can offer information specific to your needs, for example if you plan to travel whilst pregnant, or if you may need any special assistance when travelling. You can make a routine appointment with us ahead of travelling to discuss any queries.