Travel Health Information

If you are travelling outside the UK in connection with work or study, you need to take precautions to prevent, or deal with health problems. The University OH service (staff) and Medical Centre (students) can help plan your trip.

Before you travel you should read the information sections on travel health and personal safety.

YOU MUST ALSO ENSURE THAT YOU HAVE COMPLETED AN OVERSEAS TRAVEL RISK ASSESSMENT IF REQUIRED and registered your trip with the University Insurance Office.

Depending on your destination, and the type of activities that you are planning, you may need vaccinations such as Hep A, Typhoid or Yellow Fever. You may also require protection from Malaria in the form of Chemoprophylaxis.

The University of Kent is concerned for your health, safety and welfare and has a legal responsibility to ensure your health and safety whilst you are undertaking work or study in the UK or abroad.

Prior to your trip an Overseas Travel Health Assessment needs to be completed to ensure that any health issues you may have are recorded by Occupational Health. This is also important as, to comply with the terms of the University Travel Health Insurance, any pre-existing Medical conditions must be declared to the Insurance office. Failure to do this could mean that you are not covered by the University’s Insurance.