Getting ready for that trip can be stressful and fun. With all that excitement though you could forget to pack those all essential must haves. Here at Home Health UK we are able to help make sure that you are ‘fit for travel’ with everything you need to get you through your holiday without disaster striking, before you have even made it to the airport!
Checkout our holiday healthcare checklist to help you remember those essential items you need for your holiday trip. Some of these may not be specifically healthcare items but you’ll feel pretty stressed if you forget any of them. This list is not extensive or exhaustive, more of a place to get started.
There are many different sources of information available, we’ve added links to some of the items so you can get additional information for the more important items.
Click here to download a copy if you want a printable list.
For example in China you will need a doctor’s letter for any prescription drugs and in Japan some cold medication such as Vicks is illegal if it contains pseudoephedrine.
Any medical aids you need, such as blood glucose monitor, for people with diabetes. Also make sure you have plenty of consumables such as lancets and test strips. Remember if you require insulin injections to get a doctors note explaining the items that you need to take to control your condition.
Vaccination documents (if needed)
Malaria treatment check with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office for the latest malaria advice via NHS Fit For Travel.
Flight tickets/boarding pass.
Hotel booking details.
Driving Licence (if needed).
Phones and chargers.
The above over the counter medicines are available in our holiday medications pack available in our online pharmacy or by clicking here.