Coronavirus: EU to close borders as travel bans are put in place

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COVID-19 has been the cause of mass uncertainty, and tensions have risen, as several countries plan to close their borders.

Coronavirus declared a pandemic; are your holiday plans affected?

Coronavirus has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as the death toll rises to 4,636 worldwide.

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Everything you need to know about Travel Insurance and Coronavirus

There are now 81,000 coronavirus cases worldwide and although the death toll currently stands at 2,800, it is likely to increase as the virus has now spread

Coronavirus cases hit 24,000 and holidays have been brought to a halt

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) is now advising all UK citizens to leave China if they can, amid growing concerns of the coronavirus spreading.

Are your prescription drugs illegal abroad?

For many, taking prescription medication has become part of a daily routine and not something that is usually given a second thought – until it comes to travelling abroad.

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5 holiday scams and how to avoid them

Summer is upon us; despite the dismal weather we appear to have been graced with recently. With the UK expecting yet more rainfall over the next few days…

  

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Are vaccinations safe, and is bypassing them worth the risk?

Here in the UK we are lucky to only need a couple of vaccinations throughout our lifetime. When visiting other countries particularly in the US, Africa and Asia we are exposed…

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Travel insurance – should you have the right for your cancer diagnosis to be forgotten?

‘Cancer patients have the right to be forgotten’, is the strong statement being brought forward by campaign group, Youth Cancer Europe.

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World Health Organisation warns of deadly virus

The World Health Organisation (WHO) is warning holidaymakers and brits living abroad of the mosquito-borne West Nile virus, after the number of reported infections…

Category: International Travel, Medical

Sickness bugs and how to avoid them on holiday

The most common cause for food poisoning amongst British tourists is undercooked poultry contributing to 244,000** cases a year. This is closely followed by beef…

Category: International Travel, Lifestyle, Medical

Is the heatwave set to stay in the UK?

As temperatures hit record highs in the UK, Africa, Canada and Japan everyone is now asking how long will this hot weather last?

Category: International Travel, Medical, UK Travel

Is there a new cure for Malaria?

Recurring malaria is the most common type of malaria outside of sub-Saharan Africa affecting 8.5 million people each year. Once bitten by a mosquito carrying the disease…

Category: International Travel, Lifestyle, Medical

Is there a sun cream ban on the way?

Hawaii is the first country to pass a legislation to ban certain sun creams in a bid to protect their coral reefs from damage. Research has shown that damage to coral reefs…

Category: International Travel, Lifestyle, Medical

Man Injured after Dead Snake Strikes!

A man from the US required medical treatment after he was bitten by the severed head of a rattlesnake. He was airlifted from his home in Texas to the nearest hospital, where…

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Travelling with a Mental Health Condition

For many, going on holiday is the perfect way to de-stress and escape the 9 to 5. Day to day life can be stressful for everyone but those struggling with their mental health…

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Travelling with a Mental Health Condition

For many, going on holiday is the perfect way to de-stress and escape the 9 to 5. Day to day life can be stressful for everyone but those struggling with their mental health…

Category: International Travel, Medical, UK Travel

How chickenpox could scupper your holiday…

With half-term just around the corner are you aware of the impact your child catching chickenpox could have on your holiday? Chickenpox is a household name for the highly contagious…

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Don’t let your allergy hold you back

According to Allergy UK 44% of British adults are affected by one or more allergic disorders, and whilst this may be well controlled at home, it is important to understand what precautions you

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No snow at the ski resort!

With the Winter Olympics now finished and the Paralympics in full swing, many people have been inspired to take to the slopes and try their hand at winter sports; whether that’s skiing….

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Earthquake hits Taiwan, are you covered?

Four people have died and a further 200 are injured after an earthquake hit the popular tourist city of Hualien, Taiwan on Wednesday 7th February 2018. Infrastructure has been badly damaged.

Category: Disasters, International Travel, Medical

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Parents advised children must have MMR injection before travelling to Europe

Following an outbreak of measles in Europe, parents are being advised by Public Health England to ensure children are up to date with their MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccination before travelling.