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What to pack to stay safe and healthy abroad, including first aid essentials.
The exact contents of your travel kit will depend on your travel plans.
A basic kit can include:
A basic first aid kit includes:
For more detailed information, read Your medicine cabinet.
The sunscreen label should have:
For more adventurous travel and depending on where you're going, you could consider:
For country-specific health and safety advice, go to:
Sign up for email alerts from TravelHealthPro and the FCO to get the latest updates for that country.
Follow @NaTHNaC and @FCOtravel on Twitter to get the latest travel updates and advice.
Don't travel without health insurance. If you're travelling in the EU, also apply for a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) to cover costs of any essential treatment while you're abroad.
Important: Our website provides useful information but is not a substitute for medical advice. You should always seek the advice of your doctor when making decisions about your health.