Health Resources and Tips

Resources and Tips for Healthy Travels

UC Davis Global Affairs considers the health of university travelers of critical importance. Below are some general tips, as well as a variety of vital health-related resources, to assist you in trip planning.

Travel Health Tips

  • Research your destination before you travel

    • Learn about food/water safety, as well as disease outbreaks that may be occurring, especially in the wake of severe storms and flooding
  • Obtain required and recommended immunizations, vaccinations, and prophylactic treatments

    • Plan this well in advance to traveling to your destination
  • Know where the nearest health facilities and U.S. embassy or consulate are located at your destination

    • If possible, drive or walk by these facilities to familiarize yourself with their locations and entrances

  • Engage friends and colleagues who have traveled to your destination previously or who are originally from there

    • Ask questions about health, food, and water considerations, as well as the quality of medical care

  • Be aware of local laws and regulations regarding the importation of medicine

    • This is especially important for medications that are commonly controlled

Travel Health Resources

  • Ensure that your trip is registered

    • Gain access to receive critical, location-specific travel health alerts from WorldAware, the University’s risk management and private intelligence partner

    • WorldAware travel alerts contain valuable information to mitigate a traveler’s exposure to a broad spectrum of disruptive health, safety, security, weather, and general transportation events
    • See more information regarding trip registration
  • Research your destination with the WorldCue® Traveler/Planner

    • This unique service is offered free of charge to UC Davis travelers and contains a wealth of country-specific health, safety, security, cultural, political, transportation, communications, legal, financial, and weather information and guidance

  • UC Davis employees are encouraged to make an appointment with the UC Davis Travel Medicine Clinic

    • Travel Medicine Program offers free immunizations/vaccinations and a travel health report to UC Davis employees

    • Schedule an appointment before traveling by calling 530-752-6051
  • Consult the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Travel webpage

    • See country-specific health information, as well as guidance on required/recommended vaccines and immunizations

    • CDC also maintains a list of current, country-specific health alerts on its Travel Health Notices webpage
  • Consult the CDC’s and the U.S. Department of State's Zika virus webpages

    • If planning travel to Central/South America, the Caribbean, or Africa

  • Consult the CDC’s webpage on yellow fever

    • If planning travel to countries around equatorial Africa and South/Central America

    • Note: A shortage of yellow fever vaccine in the U.S. is expected to last into mid-2018

More Information

UC Davis travelers with questions or concerns about health abroad are encouraged to contact Global Affairs at (530) 752-4129 or