Travel Health Guidance for Schools

Publication Date: 01 December 2015

This guidance has been produced primarily for those planning school excursions abroad although much of the information and advice is also relevant to parents and pupils.

The aim of this document is to provide additional practical advice on health issues for those going on an overseas excursion, especially for those intending to visit a country where health hazards not found in the UK exist. 

Advice and information on health considerations to be included in the planning stage of overseas excursions will help organisers, parents and pupils alike, and lead to a more consistent and effective approach to healthcare for school travellers.

This guidance can be used by anyone advising school groups and can be sent direct to schools where appropriate. The advice is suitable for schools across the UK.

Resource information

Health Protection Scotland
Publication type:
Guideline and Guidance


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