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Travel Health

Use this guide to find information resources about travel health including books, reports and journal articles.

Last updated: 01/02/2024


RCN: COVID-19 (coronovirus)
Fitfortravel: Covid-19: health considerations for travel. 

Key Resources

Publication cover Chiodini J, Grieve S, Stillwell A and Walker C (2023) RCN travel health nursing: career and competence development. London: RCN.
Chiodini J H, Taylor F, Geary K, Lang S, Moore J, Ross D A, Evans D P, Britton A, Coley D, Anderson J, Rossanese A, Allen S P (2020) Good practice guidance for providing a travel health service. Glasgow: Faculty of Travel Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.
Chiodini PL, Patel D, Goodyer L and Ranson H (2021) Guidelines for malaria prevention in travellers from the United Kingdom, 2021. London: Public Health England.
Publication cover Royal College of Nursing (2020) Female genital mutilation: RCN guidance for travel health services. London: RCN.
Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Travel advice
Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (2013) Travel and mental health guidance. Updated 2020. London: FCDO.
Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Travel aware - staying safe and healthy abroad
National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC)
  • Service commissioned by Public Health England providing travel health information, an advice line and news updates for health professionals.
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  • Free up to date health information for the UK public on avoiding illness and staying healthy when travelling abroad. Maintained by the Travel and International Health Team of Public Health Scotland.
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Public Health England: Immunisation
TravelHealthPro factsheets
  • Travel health resources from NaTHNaC.
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We would like to thank the RCN Public Health Nursing member community for their input into the development of this subject guide.


Book cover

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2023) CDC Yellow Book 2024: health information for international travel. New York: Oxford University Press.

Book cover Chiodini J and Boyne L (2011) Atlas of travel medicine and health. 3rd edn. Shelton: Peoples Medical Publishing House.
Book cover Dawood R (2012) Travellers’ health: how to stay healthy abroad. 5th edn. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Book cover Johnson C (2015) Oxford handbook of expedition and wilderness medicine. 2nd edn. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Book cover Keystone J, Kozarsky P, Freedman D, Nothdruft H, Connor B (2019) Travel medicine. 4th edn. Philadelphia: Elsevier Saunders.
McIntosh I (2013) Travel and health: management and care of the older traveller. Harefield: IMCI Publications and Research.
Book cover Sandord C, Pottinger P and Jong E (editors) (2016) The travel and tropical medicine manual. 5th edn. Amsterdam: Elsevier.
Torresi J, McGuinness S, Leder K and others (2019) Manual of travel medicine. 4th edn. Singapore: Springer.
Book cover Zuckerman J, Brunette G and Leggat P (2015) Essential travel medicine. Chichester: Wiley Blackwell.
Book cover Zuckerman J (editor) (2013) Principles and practice of travel medicine. 2nd edn. Chichester: Wiley Blackwell.

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Upcoming events relating to this subject guide

  • 14 Mar 2024 Cardiff

    Sexual Health Awareness seminar

    This in-person seminar organised by RCN Wales aims to refresh knowledge on sexual health conditions, treatments, partner notification, safeguarding in sexual health and vaccinations. This event is suitable for Registered Nurses, Health Visitors, Midwives, and 3rd year Nursing Students with an interest in this topic area, who are working in any setting including NHS or Independent Health & Social Care Sector. This event is organised by RCN Wales, but you do not need to be based in Wales to join us!

  • 23 Mar 2024 Online

    RCN and NaTHNaC 7th Joint Travel Health Conference

    Explore the latest research and future trends in travel health nursing.


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