• A Guide To Vaccinations and Visas: Around The World

    Are you planning your next trip? Where are you heading? Can I come with you please?! This guide will be your one stop read to all the destinations and the guide to vaccinations and visas that you will require. I have teamed up with ivisa.com who bring all of your travel needs like visas, passport and visa photos, tourist cards, invitation letters and health declaration forms for COVID-19 in one place. They are really simple and easy to use, very fast at processing your applications and can even be FREE for whichever travel document you need.

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    THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO VACCINATIONS AND VISAS AROUND THE WORLD

    This guide is from a British and UK citizens point of view. If you are from another country, please check the countries government website you are travelling to for their requirements.

    WHEN BOOKING YOUR VACCINATIONS

    For vaccinations you will need to visit your GP and receive your vaccinations before you travel. You may need a booster or completely new injections depending on what you have had before. Ideally you will need to receive the vaccination(s) at a month before you travel. You will need your vaccination(s) as soon as you can before you travel as there could be a waiting list. Please discuss the areas you will be traveling to with you GP, who will be able to recommend the right vaccinations depending on the location or climate.

    WHEN APPLYING FOR YOUR VISA

    I would always recommend applying for your visa before you travel. This way you know you’ve got it and won’t have to spend lots of time in the airport for the application process. Once you have completed passport control and had your visa checked, your holiday or trip can start. There is nothing worse than hanging around in the airport after a very long flight.

    I always use the same photo as I have in my passport on my visas, this way it’s coherant and I always staple my visa to a blank page without any passport stamps on. It’s best to know you will received your visa quickly so you don’t have to worry about it whilst travelling, this is why I love ivisa.com as they always quarantee a quick application process that is no more than 30 minutes (this can’t be guaranteed at very busy times) or more depending on the destination and complexity of the visa application and you can track your application so you know where it’s at. I would recommend applying for your visa well in advance of travelling so you don’t have a mad rush to get it sorted and processed.


    COVID-19 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

    This post is not in relation to any COVID-19 required documentation. Please refer to the relevant countries government website for all the information reguarding this.

    For all RED list countries and requirements – visit here.

    For all AMBER list countries and requirements – visit here.

    For all GREEN list countries and requirements – visit here.


    Asia

    CAMBODIA

    The main vaccinations you will need or are recommended for Cambodia are:

    • – Hepatitis A
    • – Hepatitis B
    • – Typhoid
    • – Yellow Fever
    • – Japanese Encephalitis
    • – Rabies
    • – Meningitis
    • – Polio
    • – Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR)
    • – Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis)
    • – Chickenpox
    • – Shingles
    • – Pneumonia
    • – Influenza

    Not all of these vaccines are required but your GP will tell you which ones are needed for where you will be visiting in Cambodia.

    • A visa will be required when travelling to Cambodia.
    • Cambodia require a visa if you are staying for any period of time. Visas for Cambodia usually last for 60 days. Once the 60 days have expired, you may need to leave the country and reapply for another visa.

    LAOS

    The main vaccinations you will need or are recommended for Laos are:

    • – Hepatitis A
    • – Hepatitis B
    • – Typhoid
    • – Yellow Fever
    • – Japanese Encephalitis
    • – Rabies
    • – Meningitis
    • – Polio
    • – Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR)
    • – Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis)
    • – Chickenpox
    • – Shingles
    • – Pneumonia
    • – Influenza

    • A visa is required when travelling to Laos.
    • Laos require a visa if you are staying for any period of time. Visas for Laos usually last for 30 days. Once the 30 days have expired, you may need to leave the country and reapply for another visa. Most South East Asian country citizens do not require a visa for up to 30 days.

    MALAYSIA

    The main vaccinations you will need or are recommended for Malaysia are:

    • – Hepatitis A
    • – Hepatitis B
    • – Typhoid
    • – Yellow Fever
    • – Japanese Encephalitis
    • – Rabies
    • – Meningitis
    • – Polio
    • – Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR)
    • – Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis)
    • – Chickenpox
    • – Shingles
    • – Pneumonia
    • – Influenza

    • A visa is not required when travelling to Malaysia, if you are from the UK but you will need an immigration card. Other countries may vary in terms of their requirements.

    SINGAPORE

    The main vaccinations you will need or are recommended for Singapore are:

    • – Hepatitis A
    • – Hepatitis B
    • – Typhoid
    • – Yellow Fever
    • – Japanese Encephalitis
    • – Rabies
    • – Meningitis
    • – Polio
    • – Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR)
    • – Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis)
    • – Chickenpox
    • – Shingles
    • – Pneumonia
    • – Influenza

    • A visa is not required when travelling to Singapore, if you are from the UK but you will need an immigration card. Other countries may vary in terms of their requirements.

    THAILAND

    The main vaccinations you will need or are recommended for Thailand are:

    • – Hepatitis A
    • – Hepatitis B
    • – Typhoid
    • – Yellow Fever
    • – Japanese Encephalitis
    • – Rabies
    • – Meningitis
    • – Polio
    • – Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR)
    • – Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis)
    • – Chickenpox
    • – Shingles
    • – Pneumonia
    • – Influenza

    Depending on where you will be staying and for how long will determine what other injections you will need. Especially if you are staying in a more rural and jungle set area. Please talk to your GP for the other injections you may need for these parts of Thailand.

    • A visa will be required when travelling to Thailand.
    • Thailand require a visa if you are staying longer than 30 days. Any less than 30 days and a visa will not be required. Once the 30 days have expired, you may need to leave the country and reapply for another visa
    • If you do exceed your stay in Thailand they will charge you per day you stay in the country, and payment will be required when you come to leave Thailand. The minimum charge is 500TBH per day. This can reach a maximum of 20,000TBH for overstays of 40 days or longer.

    This is an example of an e-visa and a snub of a landing card for Asia.

    VIETNAM

    The main vaccinations you will need or are recommended for Vietnam are:

    • – Hepatitis A
    • – Hepatitis B
    • – Typhoid
    • – Yellow Fever
    • – Japanese Encephalitis
    • – Rabies
    • – Meningitis
    • – Polio
    • – Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR)
    • – Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis)
    • – Chickenpox
    • – Shingles
    • – Pneumonia
    • – Influenza

    • A visa will be required when travelling to Vietnam.
    • Vietnam require a visa if you are staying longer than 30 days. Any less than 30 days and a visa will not be required. Once the 30 days have expired, you may need to leave the country and reapply for another visa.

    Australasia

    AUSTRALIA

    Vaccinations are not required when travelling to Australasia.

    Visas will be required when travelling whether it’s a tourists visa or a working holiday visa. A Visitor visa allows you to visit Australia as often as you wish in a 12 month period and you can stay up to 3 months each time you enter Australia.

    NEW ZEALAND

    Europe

    BELGIUM

    Vaccinations are not required when travelling to Belgium.

    Visas are not applicable when travelling to Belgium.

    CROATIA

    Vaccinations are not required when travelling to Croatia.

    Visas are not applicable when travelling to Croatia.

    FRANCE

    Vaccinations are not required when travelling to France.

    Visas are not applicable when travelling to France.

    GERMANY

    Vaccinations are not required when travelling to Germany.

    Visas are not applicable when travelling to Germany.

    ICELAND

    Vaccinations are not required when travelling to Iceland.

    Visas are not applicable when travelling to Iceland.

    ITALY

    Vaccinations are not required when travelling to Italy.

    Visas are not applicable when travelling to Italy.

    SPAIN

    Vaccinations are not required when travelling to Spain.

    Visas are not applicable when travelling to Spain.

    SWEDEN

    Vaccinations are not required when travelling to Sweden.

    Visas are not applicable when travelling to Sweden.

    UNITED KINGDOM

    Vaccinations are not required when travelling to the United Kingdom.

    Visas are not applicable when travelling to United Kingdom.

    Middle East

    TURKEY

    Vaccinations are not required when travelling to Turkey.

    Visas are not applicable when travelling to Turkey.

    UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

    The main vaccinations you will need or are recommended for United Arab Emirates are:

    • – Hepatitis A
    • – Hepatitis B
    • – Typhoid
    • – Rabies
    • – Polio
    • – Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis)

    Visas will be required when travelling to the United Arab Emirates, you will have to apply for one on arrival.

    CHECK YOUR TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

    North America & USA

    USA

    Vaccinations are not required when travelling to the USA.

    Visas will be required when travelling to the USA. You can either get your visa on arrival or you can pre-pay for your visa which can last you up to a year.

    South America

    The main vaccinations you will need or are recommended for South America are:

    • – Hepatitis A
    • – Hepatitis B
    • – Typhoid
    • – Yellow Fever
    • – Dengue Fever
    • – Rabies
    • – Meningitis
    • – Malaria
    • – Zika

    Visas may be required when travelling to South America and depend on which part you travel to.

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    I will be updating more destinations in the future.


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