Welcome to NaTHNaC

This part of the NaTHNaC website is designed for travellers. If you are a Health Professional, click here to go to the Health Professionals side of the site.

The National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC) provides health information for both health professionals and travellers. The information has been compiled by the NaTHNaC clinical and scientific team, and is updated regularly. On these pages you will be able find information about:

Travel Health News

Recent News items

17 April 2014
Ebola virus disease: West Africa - update
17 April 2014
Changes to the NaTHNaC country information pages: Meningococcal meningitis
10 April 2014
Zika virus outbreak: Cook Islands
9 April 2014
Ebola virus disease: West Africa

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Travelling to Brazil? 

Click here for the latest on the World Cup from NaTHNaC


16 April 2014

'Be on the Ball' and have a safe trip to Brazil

A helpful new video from the FCO about travelling to Brazil for the World Cup 2014, to help ensure you have a safe and trouble free trip.

(Video courtesy of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office)

Telephone Advice lines

NaTHNaC is unable to answer queries from the public. For advice specific to your trip, it is always best to consult your general practice surgery or a travel medicine clinic.

The following advice line may be able to offer advice:

  • Hospital for Tropical Diseases: 020 7950 7799

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Seeking advice

You are advised to visit your general practice surgery or a travel medicine clinic at least 6 weeks before you travel. However, it is never too late to seek advice. If you have a medical condition, you are advised to discuss the suitability of the trip before you book.