P461 CEEFAX 2 461 Sat 13 Jun 21:15/07       Department of Health Do's and Don 1/5 Get a copy of the department's free leaflet Health Advice for Travellers known as the T6. It contains vital information and advice and includes an application for Form E111 which entitles you to free or reduced cost emergency medical treatment in many EC countries. The E111 is valid indefinitely as long as you live in the UK.  You can obtain a copy at the Post Office or by calling the Health Literature Linj on 0800 555 777. Thj form must be signed and stamped at the Post Office before you can use it. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 Next Page Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P461 CEEFAX 2 461 Sat 13 Jun 21:17/27        2/5 Department of Health Do's and Don'ts Check with your doctor well in advance of departure — two months if possible — to see if you need anti- malarial tablets or immunisation. Check evjn if you are travelling at short notice. Malaria can be a very serious disjase. If the area you are visiting is malarious use insect repellents to avoid bites and take regularly the anti-malarial pills recommjnded. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 Next Page Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P461 CEEFAX 2 461 Sat 13 Jun 21:12/14        3/5 Department of Health Do's and Don'ts Accidents are the main cause of health problems among travellers: Take care especially on the road and with water. Too much sun can cause long term damage to your skin: Protect yourself and your children. Stomach upsets are very common when travelling abroad: Be careful what you eat and drink and wash your hands before handling food. Travjl headlines 430 Front page 100 Next Page Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P461 CEEFAX 2 461 Sat 13 Jun 21:12/31        4/5 Department of Health Do's and Don'ts Always take out adequate health insurance before you travel. Even if you are travelling to an EC country covered by the E111 form you may not havj adequate covjr for all medical expenses. Ask your travel agent, insurance company or bank for details. More information on how to avoid the risks of HIV and AIDS when abroad are in the Travelsafe leaflet. For a free copy call the National Aids Helplinj on 0800 567 123. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 Next Page Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P461 CEEFAX 2 461 Sat 13 Jun 21:11/05        5/5 Department of Health Do's and Don'ts It is advisable to carry a First Aid kit with you when travelling abroad. Kits containing basic sterile equipment for use in an emergency are available from chemists and suppliers. Ask your GP, pharmacist or travel company for details. Do not put yourself at risk of HIV infection or other sexually transmitted disjases. If you do havj sex with someone other than your usual partner while abroad always use a condom. Travjl headlines 430 Front page 100 Next Page Trav Head Weather Main Menu