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Define necessary. No one is going to report you to the authorities if you don't take meds; no one at customs is going to deny you entry if you don't carry them in. But failing to take prophylaxis seems unnecessarily risky, considering the potential consequences. There has been enormous progress eliminating Plasmodium falciparum from Zanzibar, through the ...


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Though it's not advised to take prophylaxis for extended periods, you would not want several days of your holiday to be spent sick in bed because you didn't take your prophylaxis. Sure, taking prophylaxis will not prevent you from getting malaria, but it will lessen the risk.


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There is a walk-in clinic near the Moorgate Tube Stop at which you can arrange a 15 minute consultation for GBP 55. You can book an appointment via their site, or by telephone. The clinic at Moorgate is given here as an indicative sample only, there are other walk-in clinics in central London that may be more convenient. I have never attended that ...


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I would get a medical certificate to be safe but it would generally be accepted to be ok. There is usually a nominal charge but it is well worth it for the piece of mind alone. Speak with your Orthopaedic Outpatient department for more real-life instructions. My wife is an Ortho Nurse and regularly recommends the temporary splitting of casts for lower limbs ...


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You may be able to obtain a prescription from an Urgent Care facility like Cal Urgent Care or an emergency room in the hospital but it may be much simpler to get a portable refrigerator like Mobicool or Koolatron that you can keep the insulin in and have it plugged in while in the car or with the adapter in any room with an electrical outlet.


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Since this post is not closed, I just wanted to share a lesson I learnt during my purchase process. PRE-EXISITNG CONDITIONS ARE NOT COVERED UNDER ANY TRAVEL INSURANCE. Insurance company has term called Acute On-Set of pre-existing conditions. I recommend the article I found best to understand Acute onset of Pre-existing Conditions. Also there is youtube ...


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The advantage of using online brokers and comparison sites is that they allow you to compare multiple plans at once, even though you will get the same price whether you end up buying through them or buying directly from the company. Legally, there are no discounts on travel insurance in the US. Online brokers like the one you mention are very reliable and ...


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I've used https://www.worldnomads.com/ before and i'm pretty sure they didn't request a medical history to provide cover. They cover residents of any country. They might not be cheapest option (seems to be $100 per month), but i doubt you'll pay more than other travellers with them. They have competitors in this international travel insurance, so do ...


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Almost all earplugs sold for work situations. When working you are not supposed to block out all sounds and responsible employers will supply earplugs that take out the hard edge of sounds but not all of it. The plugs you see for sale for travel are OK as well as long as you do not have the 'wax, you will not hear a sound when sleeping' kind. And I have ...


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Not all countries have the same rules about what is over-the-counter and what is prescribed. You need to look up your specific medication and perhaps ask the country you are going to. For example, I use Sudafed for allergy and cold congestion. In Canada, you can buy it over-the-counter if it has acetaminophen added (which makes it harder to use as a ...


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You could try ear protection which are designed to attenuate not eliminate noise. Currently dubs seem to be popular, designed for concerts and reduce sound by 12db only. But there are other options out there. DUBS Acoustic Filters are advanced tech earplugs that reduce volume without sacrificing the clarity of sound I've never tried them, but they get ...


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You should have written valid drug prescriptions with you when traveling to reduce the potential problems you can encounter when getting in/out of a country. Some prescriptions drugs can be more "controlled" in different countries. Valid drug prescription can be really useful in case you need to have a refill your prescriptions while traveling (for example ...


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Based on the article you linked and WHO documents, if you are entering South Africa through Zambia, Yellow Fever vaccination isn't required anymore. According to WHO 2015, Zambia is not considered a country with risk of infection. You can see the changed requirements from South African immigration here (search for South Africa): 2013 where Zambia was ...


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Other responders have addressed the need for acute care. It's probably worth saying that you'd be entitled to care on the same basis as a UK resident, so you'd only get the drugs which are funded within the NHS. So it's possible that if you had cancer related issues you may not be able to get the same drugs in the UK as you received in Australia. the ...


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As well as the above answers, The UK will provide free healthcare for visiting British citizens if they are receiving a British state pension. More details in answers to this question. It's probably worth mentioning that they won't cover cases where the medical treatment is the purpose of the visit.


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In this enormous PDF (linked from here, which appears to be the official information) it says at page 38: 5.5 The exemptions to paying the health surcharge are as follows: ... (x) nationals of Australia or New Zealand; or See also page 45. But that covers Australian nationals, not British Nationals in Australia. Yet on page 84 it says of the ...


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Australia has Reciprocal Health Care Agreements with: New Zealand United Kingdom Republic of Ireland Sweden Netherlands Finland Italy Belgium Malta Slovenia Norway These agreements mean: Australian residents can get help with the cost of essential medical treatment when visiting these countries Full information about Reciprocal Health Care ...



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