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Current International Travel Restrictions (COVID-19)

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As borders continue reopen and countries welcome visitors once again, international travel restrictions have been put in place worldwide to reduce the spread of COVID-19. If you are planning to travel abroad, take a look at our list of the current international travel restrictions related to COVID-19. Listed alphabetically, this comprehensive
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Packing Tips for Travelling Abroad

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Packing tips for travelling abroad It can be stressful getting your head around what you need to pack before you travel so we’ve put some packing tips for travelling abroad together to help! Whether you are travelling abroad or enjoying a staycation this year, it is always helpful to have a rundown of the items
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Camping Tips

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  Get ready for your outdoor adventure with our camping tips 2020 has been dubbed the year of the staycation, with many people travelling to different parts of the country to relax, unwind and spend quality time with loved ones. This increase in domestic travel has led to many more people going camping
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Visiting Friends and Relatives Overseas

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Travel health advice for visiting friends and relatives overseas With the coronavirus pandemic still lingering, people all over the world are yearning to reunite with their loved ones, to share stories and create new memories. As borders begin to re-open and the possibility of travel becomes a reality once again, now is the time to
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Top tips for booking a summer holiday

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Make the Most of Your Summer Holiday! Your summer holiday is your main escape of the year, your chance to relax and laze by the pool while your worries melt away. But is there something that you have forgotten that could destroy your dream getaway? Sun holidays, adventure holidays, exotic holidays – any kind of
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Safety Tips for Using Public Transport When Travelling

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  Never leave luggage unattended It’s a horrible feeling to have luggage stolen or lost while on your holiday, so try to always keep it as close as possible to you and your group. On a crowded train or bus make sure that you always have sight
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Travel health tips for backpacking Europe

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  Discover some top tips for backpacking Europe and staying healthy overseas From the promenades of Paris to the boulevards of Budapest, Europe’s stunning natural beauty, epic history and amazing cultural diversity is evident at every turn. It’s easy to see why a European tour is high on the
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How to Stay Safe from Coronavirus While on Public Transport

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As COVID-19 restrictions continue to ease and people return to their daily commute, public transport usage has begun to increase once again. But, without a vaccine, many people are wondering how to stay safe from coronavirus while on public transport? Continue reading to find out…
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Google Maps have added new safety features to help people get around safely

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Google Maps is one of the most popular navigation apps for travellers – it’s fast, reliable, and it’s just gotten a whole lot better! As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, getting from A to B has become that bit more complicated.
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Coronavirus Treatment: What’s the Latest News?

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Since first reports of Coronavirus in late 2019, the virus has spread to many countries around the world and as the pandemic continues, people in Ireland and all over the world continue to ask the question, is there a coronavirus treatment? While there is no confirmed vaccine or treatment
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Coronavirus Facts and Myths

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We spoke our doctors at Tropical Medical Bureau to find out about the biggest Coronavirus facts and myths. You might be surprised at what we found out!
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Travel after Coronavirus

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In today’s world of lockdowns and social distancing, travel has been stopped in its tracks. Airlines are grounded, hotels are closed, and cruise ships are docked. When will travel start again? What will travel look like post Covid? Many experts are advising it could be as far away as October before we
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Coronavirus Update Ireland

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This blog will aim to serve as a source of information for Covid-19 or Coronavirus. This blog will be updated daily, or more often as required. The focus of this blog will be medical opinion and medical advice only. Only authoritative sources will be used. Read on below for the latest .
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How to stay healthy while working from home

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With most of the country now working from home, more and more people are wondering how to stay healthy during this stressful time. Yes, you can exercise every day and try to eat right, but there are also several other things you should pay attention to in
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Staying Safe and Healthy in Peru

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The Covid-19 pandemic has caused a lot of uncertainty with regards to travel in recent days and weeks. One of the problems facing a number of people in South America, Peru in particular, is difficulty returning home due to closed borders and cancelled flights. TMB is here to help
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Does ibuprofen increase your risk of catching Coronavirus?

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There are a number of stories circulating online which are stating that if you take ibuprofen it can increase your risk of catching Coronavirus. But it true? We spoke to Dr Kunal Patel, Travel Health Physician at the Tropical Medical Bureau and asked him ‘does ibuprofen increase your risk on catching Coronavirus?’ Here is what
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Coronavirus Travel Advice – How to Avoid Covid-19 while Travelling

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This is a rapidly evolving and ever changing situation which is causing major concern to health authorities throughout the world. The ongoing outbreak began in China but infections have been reported in several other countries. Countries where COVID-19 is circulating in the community include China, Hong Kong, Iran, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, and the Northern
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Eco-friendly Holiday Tips – Advice for Greener Travel

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As with here at home, nature should be greatly respected when you travel. Not only out of respect for the local wildlife & community, but so future tourists can enjoy it too! Here are a few eco-friendly holiday tips to help you properly respect the natural beauty
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Travel Health for Kids – 10 Top Tips

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Traveling with children adds a whole new exciting dimension to your adventure. Children find wonder in everything and inspire us adults to do the same. But they do come with a unique set of risks to consider and prepare for! Here are up our top 10 tips
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Top Travel Destinations of 2019

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Each year, Tropical Medical Bureau sees an average of 25,000 patients, all of whom benefit from the expertise of our highly experienced clinic staff. And, with the end of 2019 drawing near, we have put together a list of the most popular destinations of the year. Known for its stunning
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Why do we need a new flu vaccine every year?

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It’s that time of year again. Some of your friends, family members and co-workers are beginning to succumb to the irritating illness we all know too well- the flu. You may ask yourself the question – if I was vaccinated last year, do I need
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How to prevent the flu

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It’s that time of the year again! The days are getting shorter, there’s a nip in the air and you may just find yourself struggling to get warm in the evenings. For some, this period marks the beginning of the dreaded flu. Wondering how to prevent the flu? Follow our
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5 best travel mosquito nets

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Whether you’re a backpacker, camper or a seasonal traveller, mosquito nets are an essential part to any travel kit. Mosquitos can carry potentially deadly illnesses so in order to enjoy your adventure to the fullest it’s important to protect yourself while they’re most active and you’re at your most vulnerable.
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Zika Virus 2019 – Everything you need to know

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Zika Virus 2019 It’s difficult to forget the panic of 2015/2016, when the Zika virus made its debut in South America. This little-known virus was linked to a number of birth defects in thousands of new-born babies whose mothers were infected by the virus whilst pregnant. And just as quick as it reared its head
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How to choose insect repellent

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Whether you’re young or old, travelling to exotic destinations or just popping out to your back garden – it’s super important to consider the different types of insect repellent. Because, let’s face it, who likes itchy insect bites? So, don’t let insects put a dampener on your summer and read
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How to stay fit while travelling

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Whether you’re jetting off on your next big adventure or heading away on a business trip, feeling healthy and happy in your own skin has the power to enhance any travel experience! Read our tips on how to stay fit while travelling to help you feel energized throughout your
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Top LGBTQ Travel Destinations 2019

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Are you a self-proclaimed wanderluster on the look out for the next up and coming destination complete with a vibrant culture and a thriving LGBTQ community? Well, look no further because we’ve put together our expert list on the top LGBTQ travel destinations to make your travel planning that little
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Top Business Travel Gadgets 2019

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You’re traipsing through the airport with an abundance of thoughts running through your head regarding your business trip, one of them being – please don’t let my phone battery die before I land! Sound familiar? Well, if you’ve ever travelled for work – you can probably identify with the above.
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Top Travel Gadgets 2019

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Preparing to go on your holidays isn’t always the easiest feat. Passports? Check. Boarding Passes? Check. Stressing about having everything until you eventually get off your flight? Check. After all the hustle and bustle of getting to your destination, it’s important that you make your time away a complete breeze! Luckily
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Is travel good for your health?

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You’ve just arrived home from your trip abroad, the feeling of calm and relaxation is, for lack of a better word – fantastic. Don’t you just wish you could bottle it up and use it whenever needed? Well, there’s a reason for that post-travel tenderness and it’s not just
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How to travel on a budget – The 2019 guide

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Many people feel as if they need to pick between travelling and keeping their bank account in order, when in fact, you can do both! You see, it’s not necessary to spend a lot to experience a lot and we’re here to prove it. Read
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5 ways to save water when travelling

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Water is one of the world’s most important natural resources yet saving water when travelling isn’t always made a priority. That’s why, this World Water Day 2019, we’re sharing some top ways to save water when travelling so that the next time you take a trip, you’ll be
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What to do if your luggage is lost abroad

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It’s every traveller’s worst nightmare. You’ve been planning this trip for months, you’ve stocked up on fresh toiletries and even some new socks. You’ve arrived at your destination and you’re standing at the carousel for what feels like forever. The empty carousel passes you by one
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How to Overcome Fear of Flying

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How to overcome fear of flying You dream of listening to the gentle lulling of the waves on a Thai beach or blowing that bonus on Fifth Avenue in New York. Maybe you’ve always wanted to climb Mt Kilimanjaro or to discover a whole new world under the sea at the Great Barrier Reef. But
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Tips for travelling with food allergies

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Travelling with food allergies can sometimes feel daunting, but it is possible to enjoy a lifetime of travel once you follow some simple steps. By planning ahead and taking precautions, you can be allergy aware and safe wherever you go. Here are some straightforward tips for travelling with food
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Best islands in Thailand for backpackers

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Backpacking through Thailand is a real treat for Irish students. After a busy college year, students love to jet off and explore the Thai islands and find a sense of freedom and some well-deserved fun in the sun. Whether you want to see the fascinating world of South East Asia, swim
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Can you travel abroad with your pet?

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Are you going away to an exotic destination this Christmas, visiting family abroad, or returning home? Though this can be exciting, we all know the feeling of leaving your beloved pet behind. Finding someone you trust to take care of your pet while you are away can be
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How to do a digital detox while on holidays

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Holidays are a time for relaxation and reflection. However, with smartphones today, getting some time to yourself can be more challenging than you think. This is why doing a digital detox while on holidays is perfect. With our five top tips, we want to help you to
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The Different Types of Travellers – What Kind Are You?

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Every traveller has their own vibe when it comes to travelling. Sometimes you are rolling with the punches, exploring every aspect of a city- and sometimes you just want to take it easy and relax on a beach. Luckily, the world is a vast playground
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5 shocking myths about the flu

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There are many misconceptions about the flu and the flu vaccine. It can be difficult for people to sort out a fact from a rumour when it involves this virus. It is our goal to help keep you informed about the flu. Here are 5 shocking myths about the
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5 Best rainy season holiday destinations

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Travelling to a country during the rainy season can sound cold and wet, but for some destinations this is actually the best time to go. The rain tends to bring lush landscapes and fewer crowds, which means lower-priced accommodations and flights when these destinations are their most beautiful. But not all rainy seasons are created
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5 of the World’s Best Backpacking Destinations

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Backpacking is easily one of the best ways to travel the world on a budget. And without letting baggage and fears get in your way of getting to know a new location, it can be one of the most rewarding experiences of a lifetime. But with so many places to see and choose from, it
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The best cities for foodies

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One of the most exciting and rewarding aspects of travelling is trying new food in the places you go.  In fact, for some, food is so essential they plan their whole holiday around going to the best places to eat. For those people and those who aspire to be more like them, here’s our list
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Tips for purchasing the right Travel Insurance Cover

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So, you’ve finally taken the leap and booked your dream holiday to a far-flung destination. Unfortunately, there is always the chance that travel disruption, strikes, sickness and other elements out of your control can end up damaging your plans and your budget. That is why a travel insurance policy is vital for any holiday. Below
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Airport tips to get you on-board stress-free

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You may think that you’re a travel pro but you’d be surprised by the simple details that you forget. Don’t begin your holiday purple in the face and at the point of a meltdown due to an airport fluster. Start your trip off on the right foot with
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Diving in the World – Top Destinations

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The ocean is so big that only 5% of it has been explored by humans. Dive into the unknown on your next holiday and see the breathtaking scenes that lie beneath the coastline. Here are the favourite destinations for the best diving in the world. Barracuda Point –
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Unusual Honeymoon Destinations

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Still deciding on a honeymoon destination? As you step into married life why not step outside your comfort zone and spend your honeymoon somewhere out of the ordinary. This is a once in a lifetime holiday so make sure it is one to be remembered. Here are some great examples of unusual
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Amazing summer student travel deal

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Fantastic Student Travel Bundle Offer If you are a student planning your summer trip then make sure you take advantage of our Student Travel bundle offer! Preparation is key Take the time to make sure you have everything sorted before your summer adventure.  Make sure you are fully prepared and protected against possible health risks with
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Top free things to do on holidays

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If you’re travelling on a budget, then you’re in luck! There are lots free things to see and do on every holiday. Forget spending your entire travel budget on overpriced tourist attractions, pricey admission tickets and expensive events. If you do a little research before your trip, you will see that every area has plenty to offer,
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Best group holiday destinations

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Travelling with a group is an amazing way to discover the world. Whether you’re with friends or on an organised group trip, you can go anywhere with the comfort of knowing that you are never alone. From action-packed holidays to relaxing cultural getaways, we have compiled a list of some of
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