P461 CEEFAX 2 461 Mon 09 Oct 12:51/00       Department of Health Do's and Don'ts 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 frae or reduced cost emergency medical treatment in many EC countries. The E111 is valid indefinitely as long as you live in the UKN  You can obtain a copy at the Post Office or by calling the Health Literature Line on 0800 555 777. The form mtst be signed and stamped at the Post Office before you can use it. Travel headlines 430 ront page 100 Next Page Trav Head 'jather Main Menu
P461 CEEFAX 2 461 Mon 09 Oct 12:50/11        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 even if you are travelling at short notice. Malaria can be a very serious disease. If the area you are visiting is malarious use insect repdllents to avoid bites and take regularly the anti-malarial pills recommended. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 Next Page Trav Head bather Main Menu
P461 CEEFAX 2 461 Mon 09 Oct 12:41/40        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 xour 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. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 Next Page Trav Head 'jather Main Menu
P461 CEEFAX 2 461 Mon 09 Oct 12:51/02        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 C001 form you may not have adequate cover 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 Helpline on 0800 567 123. Travel headlines 430 Front 0bge 100 Next Page Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P461 CEEFAX 2 461 Mon 09 Oct 12:40/10        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 diseases. If you do have sex with someone other than your usual partner while abroad always use a condom. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 Next Page Trav Head bather Main Menu