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Questions tagged [health]

Preventing illness and injury while travelling and how to deal with them if they do occur. Where appropriate use a more specific tag (examples under `tag info`).

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Singapore medical visa for US citizen

Can US citizen get medication/emergency surgical procedure under tourist visa?
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How do we get a health extension for the US visa waiver program?

My Mum has been visiting family in the USA for 90 days from the UK; she has become too sick to return to England. How can we extend for 2 more months?
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What is the process of swine flu (H1N1) screening used at airports?

Today I received an email from VFS advising as follows: In view of the spread of the Swine Influenza A (H1N1) all passengers traveling to India will be screened at the International Airports in ...
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Is it safe to drink tap water in Penang?

I am just wondered whether is it safe to drink tap water in Penang?
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How do I acquire health insurance for a 2 week trip to Romania [closed]

I am traveling to Bucharest Romania for a 2-week vacation. I'm wondering if health insurance is a good idea
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Is it allowed to travel to the UK with tuberculosis that is not contagious?

Is it valid to enter UK with tuberculosis that is not contagious and the treatment is in process? I have a valid visa and I work there, so I need to know whether it is possible to travel back to the ...
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If you are planning to be away for a long trip (possibly a year or longer), do you need to have domestic health insurance with the ACA requirement?

If you are planning to be away for a long trip (possibly a year or longer), do you need to have domestic health insurance with the ACA requirement? Or would your travel medical insurance be enough?
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Canker sores after visiting Nigeria

I went on a business trip in Lagos, Nigeria for 2 weeks with colleagues. After coming back to Paris, France, 3 of us are having canker sores. Mine appeared about 2 days after coming back, I don't ...
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Confidentially bringing medication from Canada to USA

I am on the ADHD drug "Vyvanse" which is a schedule II controlled substance. It's pretty essential for me to take it, and especially on this business trip. Unfortunately, I really want to keep this ...
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Emergency Care Clarification for Visitor in UK

There are a few questions here about emergency care for visitors in the UK accessing the NHS. None addressed my question. From the NHS website: Unplanned treatment on a temporary visit to England ...
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Health supplements/Vitamins bringing into Malaysia [duplicate]

Malaysian returning home after holiday in Australia, is there any restriction in bringing back health supplements & vitamins that we bought.
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On which basis should I decide for a travel insurance for Nepal?

I am from Germany and I will go trekking in Nepal in March for 3 weeks. I want to have health insurance in that time. While the health insurances within Germany are super similar, I have no idea about ...
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Traveling from Colombia to Brazil - do I need yellow fever vaccination?

So I’m in kind of a difficult situation. I just realised that I might need proof of having had the yellow fever vaccination to get into Brazil. I’m leaving to Brazil in 4 days and I am planning on ...
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Can I carry one year medicine of Hypertension while travelling from India to Canada?

I will be travelling from India to Canada for long term assignment. I am on Hypertension Medication(Metpure-XL-25 a pill per day). So can I carry the Medicine for a year with a Doctor's Prescription? ...
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Graminae pollen in Thailand

I'll go in Thailand in the first 2 weeks of October and I have a mild allergy to pollen of graminae (weed, rice, corn, mais, wheat and so on). We are going to Bangkok and to the northern part of the ...
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Is flying 60 short flights per year harmful to health due to additional radiation? [duplicate]

For the fifth year in a row I flew approximately 60 times. Most of my flights are within Europe, so an average flight is quite short (~1000 km, ~2 hours). I am concerned about negative ...
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Do I have to declare over-the-counter painkillers when going to the USA?

I am travelling to the US next week and taking some over-the-counter painkillers with me. These are a combined tablet that contains paracetamol and Ibuprofen together. Do I need to declare these?
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Yellow fever vaccination certificate linked to old passport [duplicate]

I have a valid yellow fever vaccination certificate that is linked to my old passport. In the passport number field it mentions my old passport number. The vaccination certificate itself is valid for ...
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Getting a TB test to stay in UK [closed]

I'm looking to apply for a parental visa for the UK but I came over from South Africa without doing the TB x-ray back home. I need the TB test as per the gov website: your tuberculosis test results if ...
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Can I enter Serbia if I am travelling with a wound?

I am an Indian citizen, planning to go to Belgrade via Dubai at the end of September. Recently, I got a cut on the top of my foot, no surgery but the wound is open. I heard stories that I would not ...
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What to do when I become violently ill on planes?

I became violently ill on the past 3 flights I was on and I'm wondering what I'm supposed to do when I get sick on a plane. I have issues with my throat, esophagus and stomach, it's an everyday ...
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Mentioning previous medical treatment in the UK for a UK standard visit visa application

My girlfriend is applying for a UK standard visitor visa online and wanted to know if she has to state she had private medical treatment (an unexpected accident) when she visited last time in the UK, ...
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I bought a flight ticket, but now I have a health issue which specifically forbids me to take flights. Can I get a full refund?

I bought a plane ticket from Turkish Airlines, 2 months before the flight. Then I went to the doctor, and the doctor said I have a health problem, which specifically forbids me to take flights for one ...
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International Certificate of Vaccination

Where can I exchange my local (Swiss) certificate of vaccination with an international one? Is it possible?
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What does “in good health” mean with respect to Canadian entry?

According to the Canadian government's basic guidance on visitor visas, the "Basic travel requirements" for traveling to Canada are (my emphasis): have a valid travel document, like a passport ...
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How to get medical insurance for a Singapore layover?

I am travelling to Australia from Europe, with a layover in Singapore on both legs of my travel. On my outbound trip, I have a 15-hour layover and I will surely visit the city; on the return, I have ...
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Family visit and sickness

My niece visited in March this year from the UK, we are American Citizens, we paid for the initial cat scan to determine her diagnosis, she was admitted to hospital and later released to fly back on ...
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Can a foreign eyeglass prescription be used to buy glasses or contacts in the US?

Is it possible to get an eye exam done in a foreign country and come back to the US with prescriptions for glasses and contacts and have that filled by ideally one of the online retailers?
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Ladakh medical facilities

I'm planning to visit Ladakh in July with an 11-year-old kid. I am flying to Leh from Delhi. Has anyone here travelled with a kid this route before? Were there any issues due to altitude sickness? I ...
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What can I do if I lose my Yellow Card?

Also known as International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis, The Carte Jaune or Yellow Card is an international certificate of vaccination (ICV). It is issued by the World Health ...
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Cancer Survivor Family Friend Visiting UK

I have a question on what medical documents should a family friend bring to UK, if they happen to be Cancer Survivors? An year ago he was diagnosed with cancer and he has undergone treatment. The ...
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Where in Beijing can I get a Yellow Fever vaccine and certificate?

An ICVP can be required for international travel. Where can a non-Chinese national get a vaccine and certificate in Beijing?
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Traveling to Ecuador with a layover in Panama. Do I need Yellow Fever vaccine?

I will be traveling to Quito, Ecuador in a few weeks. I'm flying on Copa Airlines from the United States with a 3 hour layover in Panama (PTY). I will also fly back from Quito to the United States via ...
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Can I take an asthma inhaler to the US without a prescription?

I'm going to New York, Newark airport, then to Houston airport. I have an inhaler (Ivax Salamol CFC-free inhaler, and a Ventolin Evohaler) but I fly out in less than 12 hours. I don't have a ...
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Travelling with Prescription Medications Through both France AND Spain over a Year's time

I am going to be abroad studying in France and Spain over the course of a year, and am on long term medications that are extremely important for me to keep taking regularly at exact doses. I'm not ...
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Do I need proof of prescriptions to take controlled medicines, like Vicodin or Valium?

I know that Medical marijuana is schedule I in the US, and that it is illegal federally, but what about schedule II-IV drugs? Do other countries have rules about which substances are controlled? At ...
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Do I need to declare medication every time I cross the border into NZ/Aus?

I have ADHD, and for this I use stimulant medication (similar to Ritalin), which in New Zealand at least holds a class of restriction higher than regular prescribed medications (it requires a Ministry ...
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Health Insurance coverage in UK

I need current answer to this as many answers are years ago. I hold dual citizenship, British/Canadian. I receive a British pension. I lived for more than 20 years in UK. I am going to UK on holiday ...
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Alcohol as necessary medicine when visiting dry countries?

In hospital a few years ago, I met a man who needed to take anticoagulation medicine daily. However, he had some sort of stomach enzyme that prevented him absorbing the medicine. As a result, daily, ...
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Getting a hepatitis B vaccine when in Poland or Budapest

I was a bit late on getting my hepatitis B vaccine before I left for my backpacking trip and I have to get 2 more shots, (1 month after 1st shot, 6 months after 1st shot ) and I'm wondering if anyone ...
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What are the recommended vaccines for travel to Thailand?

I think i'll be staying in Chiang Mai, Phuket and Bangkok. I'm from the UK.
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Traveling to Egypt if one is HIV positive?

Can I travel to Egypt if I’m taking antiviral drugs? I have searched the internet and I’m left confused as there are travel restrictions for working or long term stay. I wonder whether such ...
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What is the difference between “health insurance” in the US and “travel insurance”

The J (exchange) visa application requires that "health insurance" be purchased. I've bought UK travel insurance (including medical claims etc) for the 6 month period. Is this different from "health ...
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Health insurance for J visa [closed]

Do international students who are J visa have to get health insurance first, before getting J visa? Or the students can have health insurance after they get into US?
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Does New York have a higher number of people with tuberculosis?

I would like to send someone with special needs to this place, but they require that everyone be tested for tuberculosis. We have never travelled outside of the US, and we've lived in Oregon for all ...
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Have US & UK dual citizenship. [closed]

If I relocate to UK, with US retirements, what health service can I use?
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Pharmacy or Doctor visit required in Russia?

Are you able to get an antibiotic (e.g. Amoxicillin, common/general Antibiotics, etc.) from a pharmacy, with no doctor visit required, while traveling through the major cities in Russia?
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Yellow Fever vaccination for Brazil

I have to go to Brazil next week and I saw that there is currently a Yellow Fever outbreak. I know I already got the Yellow Fever vaccine some years ago and that it's valid for a lifetime, so I'm ...
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Are there less expensive sources for yellow-fever vaccinations?

For a trip to South America in June, we will need yellow-fever vaccination. The travel clinics and doctor’s offices we tried claim there is a shortage on yellow-fever vaccine, and therefore the prices ...