Inform and insure
- Know how to reach an embassy or consulate in case of an emergency;
- A copy of the passport/driver's license speeds up the replacement in the event of theft;
- Visit the dentist before going on a long trip;
- Inquire in advance whether your health insurance covers the costs of repatriation to the Netherlands;
- Check to what extent treatment costs are covered abroad;
- You always need travel insurance to compensate for the loss and theft of your belongings;
- In the event of illness or accident, contact your travel and/or health insurance company immediately (see the emergency number on the back of your insurance card).
Before the trip
Make an appointment as soon as you have booked a trip. Preferably six weeks before departure. Are you going to travel, emigrate, work or do an internship for a long time? Please get in touch with us as early as possible, preferably seven months before the trip.
Pay attention: Vaccination still makes sense if you are going on a short-term or unexpected trip.
You will receive expert advice based on your previous vaccinations, health status and nature of the trip. We will give you tailor-made advice and the recommended vaccinations/prescriptions during the consultation. If necessary, we also immediately make follow-up appointments.
After the trip
Suppose you develop health problems during or in the months after returning from your trip. In that case, you may have a tropical or travel-related condition. In case of serious complaints such as fever, confusion, jaundice, diarrhoea, itching or skin abnormalities, contact your doctor asap. The general practitioner can refer you to the on-call infectiologist/internist. In case of emergency, you can contact the general practitioner.