Tips for when you return home from travelling:

  • Continue taking malaria medication for the recommended time after leaving a malaria risk area
  • A Tuberculosis skin test may be recommended if you have spent time in a developing country. Seek advice from your travel consultant.
  • If feeling unwell upon returning home, please inform your doctor that you have travelled and areas you visited. You may be referred to an Infectious Diseases specialist.
  • Fever in a traveler who has been in a malaria risk area is a medical emergency and needs to be investigated by a physician (more info)
  • The risk of contracting sexually transmitted infections (STI) can be very high in many parts of the world. If you had sexual contact with someone other than your regular partner while abroad it is important to see your doctor for or your local STI clinic for screening.

If you get sick after travelling