Changes to accessing travel health services in Scotland

05 April 2022

Article: 56/1303

Since 1 April 2022, the process to access free travel advice and vaccines in Scotland has changed, with the fitfortravel website now the national entry point for accessing all NHS Scotland travel health services.

Advice for travellers

Travellers should first review the country page for their planned destination(s) to find information on:

  • advisable vaccines and malaria risks for that country
  • other measures that need to be taken to avoid health risks in that country

A travel health risk assessment is required for travellers requiring vaccines or malaria advice, ideally this should take place at least six to eight weeks before planned travel.

A travel health risk assessment is advisable for some people, even when vaccines or malaria tablets are not required. This includes:

  • older people
  • those with a weakened immune system
  • those with long-term conditions that require medications
  • pregnant women
  • children

Appointments can be made with travel health professionals via local health boards.

Source: fitfortravel, 1 April 2022