// The Seafarers' Health Information Programme

Safe travel - a guide for seafarers

Be well prepared for your trip and plan health protection.

Travelling abroad for long periods requires thorough preparation to ensure you keep yourself healthy and safe. It is important to make sure you organise appropriate health protection before you travel, including any vaccines and medication you might require for your trip. Once you are travelling, there are simple things you can do to avoid health risks such as heatstroke, food poisoning and sexually transmitted infections.

This guide provides advice to help seafarers prepare for their next trip, including a checklist of items that seafarers can go through before travelling. It also covers illnesses that are common in particular parts of the world and advises on how to avoid them.