United Kingdom Travel Advice and Travel Advisories

The United Kingdom Travel Vaccines and Advice

Consisting of Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland, the United Kingdom covers all kind of tourist desires.

A land of legendary tales, Scotland offers an enticing combination of unspoiled nature, exciting history and lively artistic scenes. You will be impressed by vast stretches of beaches in the Hebrides, next to turquoise waters offering relaxation, water skiing, surfing or kayaking. Marine wildlife spotting is popular in coastal regions, and you may even be lucky enough to spot dolphins and seals. The Glen Coe Mountains offer adrenaline-fuelled activities such as paragliding, climbing or hang-gliding. In order to immerse yourself in Scottish history, visit Glasgow and its architecture, together with the cities of Aberdeen and Dundee.

England’s iconic capital is exactly as you would imagine: red buses, tea rooms, black cabs and the royal residence of Buckingham Palace. Spend a couple of days in the hustle and bustle of London, before making your way to the English countryside to explore the attractive stone cottages of the Cotswolds or the rolling hills of the lake district. Make your way to quirky cities such as Bristol or Brighton, or take a trip to the industrial north to experience historic centers such as Manchester or Liverpool. Wales offers stretches of luscious green countryside dispersed with small villages and seaside towns perfect for sampling traditional fish and chips. Northern Ireland is equally as green, and you must also ensure to explore the lively pub scene of Belfast.

Make sure you know about the United Kingdom’s medical care and safety and security tips.
A striking view of the United Kingdom

Recommended travel vaccinations for the United Kingdom

VaccineDisease Transmission
Traveler’s diarrheaContaminated water/food
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis BContaminated body fluids
(blood, sex, razors, needles, etc.)
RabiesInfected Animals
InfluenzaAirborne Droplets

Recommended Medication for Travelling to the United Kingdom

MedicationAdditional Information
Azithromycin or SupraxAntibiotic in case of traveler’s diarrhea

Current Weather in the United Kingdom


Medical Care in the United Kingdom

The health care system operates successfully in the United Kingdom. Quality healthcare is provided to all of the population and is subsidized by the state. Although private clinics are available, public services offer a very similar quality of care. In order to take advantage of this reliable care, you should use a doctor contracted by the NHS. If you possess a European Health Insurance Card, your consultations will be free. If you do not have this card, make sure you purchase quality health care insurance.

There are plenty of pharmacies which will distribute prescription drugs, so make sure to bring your prescriptions.

Emergency services are also free, efficient, and are accessed by dialling 999.

Is the United Kingdom Safe for Travel?

Safety and Security Descriptive
Crime High risk
Spiked food and drinks Never leave drinks or food unattended
Fraud Risk present, beware of ABMs
Terrorism Risk present
Demonstration and civil unrest Risk of violence
Road safety Excellent, but narrow and congestedDriving is on the opposite side
Public transportation Extensive and excellent
Mountain/trekking activities Click the link below for more information
Health Measles and Lyme disease warning
Risk level High degree of caution
Please click here for more information.

Do I Need a Visa to Visit the United Kingdom?

Prior to travel, make sure you check with your transportation company about any passport requirements. This is important as in some cases their regulations on passport validity may be more strict than those of the destination country.

Only a passport is required to enter the United Kingdom if travelling there under six months. Your passport must be valid for the length of your stay.

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Embassy of Canada to the United Kingdom information

When travelling to another country, it is important to know where the Canadian embassy is located in the event of:

  • A legal problem
  • A lost passport
  • The need to report a crime

It is advisable to make a copy of your original passport in case you lose it.

Canadian High Commission to the United Kingdom (LONDON)
Street Address:
Canada House, Trafalgar Square, London,
SW1Y 5BJ, England, United Kingdom

Tel.: +44 (0) 207 004 6000
Fax: +44 (0) 207 004 6053

Email: [email protected]

Canadian Consulate to the United Kingdom (BELFAST)
Tel.: 44 (0) 2897-542405

Email: [email protected]

Canadian Consulate to the United Kingdom (EDINGBURGH)
Tel.: 44 (0) 7702 359-916

Email: [email protected]

Canadian Consulate to the United Kingdom (Wales)
Tel.: 44 (0)165 6662 413

Email: [email protected]

Click here to access the embassy’s website