Travel exposes us to new food, new cultures and new experiences. But sometimes these new environments can affect your health, so make sure you're up to date with the vaccination requirements of the countries you are visiting.
Vaccinations for all destinations
Make sure you've had your standard vaccinations, including but not limited to such as tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis, measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis B and polio. You should also consider an influenza vaccination if you're travelling during autumn or winter.
Depending on your destination and purpose of travel, you may also require vaccinations including but not limited to Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Typhoid, Rabies, yellow fever, Japanese Encephalitis and Meningitis.
Highly recommended vaccinations
Depending on the country and region that you are travelling to, certain vaccinations may be recommended or required for admission into the country.
For full information on the appropriate vaccinations for your travel, make sure you see your doctor at least 6 weeks before your trip.
Traveller's medical kit
Wherever you travel, it's always a good idea to carry a first aid kit.
Speak to your doctor about your travel itinerary. They'll be able to recommend any medications worth including in your kit.
You should always check if your medications are allowed into your destination country, as well onto the plane.
For more information, phone Medicare Australia's Travelling with PBS Medicine enquiry line on 1800 500 147 or visit Medicare Australia.
Find the right travel insurance to suit you
Medibank Travel Insurance gives you leading hospital, accident and medical evacuation cover while you're travelling. We have International travel insurance, Domestic travel insurance or Annual Multi Trip if you travel more frequently.