Travel health advice 

Travel health is closed from 17 December 2019 to 2 January 2020.

Travel health advice services are intended for students who are planning to travel. Advice on travel health is given by a public health nurse, supported by a doctor.

1. Make a detailed travel plan and fill in a pre-travel health assessment form in our Self service three months before your journey to make sure the vaccinations can be given in full.  

2. The nurse will review your responses and send you travel-related advice via Self. 

3. The nurse will call you within 10 working days using the phone number entered in the FSHS patient register, if you have underlying medical conditions or you are on regular medication, you need anti-malarial medication or there are other issues in your responses that require particular attention.

Check your contact information in Self.

NB. The caller’s ID is not shown.

A travel advice helpline for international students

As an international student you can also call the travel advice helpline 046 710 1092. Contact us three months before your journey. Before you call the travel advice service find out your previous vaccinations (vaccination card, military service, local health centre, patient archive, occupational healthcare, private medical centres). Make a detailed travel plan and fill in/print out this survey: Vaccinations and health survey

Call the travel advice helpline and leave a message telling us 1) your travel destination, 2) the date of departure and 3) the duration of the trip. We will call you back within 10 working days. 


Basic vaccinations

Find out about your vaccination history (vaccination card, military service, local health centre, patient records archive, occupational health care, private medical clinics).

If your question only concerns basic vaccinations (tetanus-diphtheria, measles-mumps-rubella [MMR] or polio vaccination), contact the FSHS unit in your area.

Check the required or recommended vaccinations for the destination

If any vaccines and/or anti-malarial medications are required, a FSHS travel doctor will issue an ePrescription direct to the pharmacy. It’s best to get in touch three months before your journey to make sure the vaccinations can be given in full.

If you’re due to start your trip within the next 6 weeks, contact the nearest FSHS unit to find out if a vaccination against hepatitis is required.


Travel and health information

Check what you should do before you go, while you are travelling and when you are back at home.



Current and important information about travel health and country-specific recommendations:

Check the need for anti-malaria medication on the "Fit for travel" website