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Travel Health

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

Last updated: 01/07/2024


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.
Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (2022) Mental health and wellbeing abroad. Updated 2023. London: FCDO
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (2023) Clinical knowledge summary: immunizations & travel.
UK Health Security Agency (2024) Guidelines for malaria prevention in travellers from the UK: 2023. London: UKHSA.
World Health Organization (2012) International travel and health. Updated 2019. Geneva: WHO.
Publication cover Royal College of Nursing (2023) Female genital mutilation: RCN guidance for travel health services. London: RCN.
Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Travel advice
Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Travel aware - advice for going 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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UK Health Security Agency: 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 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.
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.

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Page last updated - 01/07/2024