This Course 1 will help you to understand why determining the reason(s) for travel are essential and some of the associated health risks.

  • It should be seen as introductory, and the recognition and prevention of health issues travellers may encounter are explored in much greater detail in later courses

Reasons for travel include:

  • taking a holiday abroad.

  • to visit relatives or friends

  • for backpacking often going to many countries

  • for work abroad arranged by their employer

  • on an expedition

  • for trekking

  • for educational reasons

  • for a long term placement abroad for personal reasons or employment (expatriates)

  • for a cruise visiting many countries

  • volunteering or humanitarian aid

  • on a pilgrimage

  • for medical treatment

  • for personal or competition sport

  • for service abroad as a member of the armed forces


Course 2 goes further into topics to consider during the first consultation such as the dates and the mode of travel, who is travelling, where are they going to and what are they likely to be doing after arrival.


Continually updated country by country and regional risks are readily available on the FitForTravel, TRAVAX or TraveHealthPro websites