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Welcome to The Travel Doctor (formerly known as Travellers Medical and Vaccination Centre (TMVC)) - experts in travel and tropical medicine. The Travel Doctor was established in New Zealand in 1996, and is one of the largest individual suppliers of travel medicine services in the world. We are able to provide a consistent and high quality service in the discipline of travel and tropical medicine.

The goal of The Travel Doctor is to promote safe and healthy travel. We have up to date international health advice and medical services to those intending to travel abroad. We have staff dedicated to travel medicine including specially trained doctors and nurse specialists at clinics based in Auckland, Hamilton, Rotorua, Wellington, Nelson, Christchurch, Dunedin, and Invercargill. They have post-graduate qualifications in travel and tropical medicine, ensuring they have a good level of knowledge in all aspects of healthcare for the traveller.

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WHO MERS CoV in Eastern Mediterranean region update

Monday, 22 June, 2015

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Rabies vaccines not always available everywhere

Thursday, 18 June, 2015

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MERS in South Korea update

Saturday, 6 June, 2015

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Measles eliminated in four Western Pacific countries

Sunday, 29 March, 2015

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The Travel Doctor Diaries: Episode 3 - Light at the end of the tunnel

Friday, 27 March, 2015
Dr Shannon's experiences of working in the Ebola Treatment Unit in Sierra Leone.
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Wed, 23 Oct 2013 02:02:34 +0000

There is a significant threat from terrorism in Tunisia, with a recent increase in terrorist activity. On 4 July 2015, Tunisia's President declared a country-wide state of emergency, which will be in place for 30 days.  This allows greater powers for security forces and increased security measures, particularly around tourist sites.

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Wed, 23 Oct 2013 02:02:30 +0000

Spain has been subject to terrorist attacks by both domestic and international terrorist groups.

International terrorist groups have made threats to conduct attacks across Europe, which are heightened by their potential to involve foreign fighters returning to Spain and Europe from conflicts in Syria and Iraq. Spain shares this threat with the rest of the region and Spanish authorities continue to make arrests of terrorism suspects. 

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Wed, 23 Oct 2013 02:02:34 +0000

France has suffered terrorist attacks in the past and a number of terror plots have been disrupted in recent years.  Terrorist groups in Syria and Iraq continue to plan attacks against the West and domestic threats also remain.  Some plots are likely to involve foreign fighters returning to France and Europe from conflicts in these countries.  French authorities continue to make arrests of terrorism suspects and have recommended heightened vigilance due to the ongoing risk.

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Wed, 23 Oct 2013 02:02:34 +0000

Earthquakes in Nepal
A large 7.8 magnitude earthquake occurred in Nepal on 25 April 2015. The epicentre was 80 kilometres west of the capital Kathmandu. This was followed by a further major earthquake of 7.3 magnitude on 12 May, the epicentre for which was 76km north-east of Kathmandu.

There is the possibility of further aftershocks. Aftershocks increase the risk of building collapses as well as avalanches and landslides, particularly in the areas to which we advise against tourist and non-essential travel.

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Wed, 23 Oct 2013 02:02:44 +0000

There is an ongoing threat from terrorism in Kuwait.  On 26 June 2015, an attack at a mosque in the al-Sawabir area of Kuwait City killed at least 26 people and injured several hundred others.

Terrorists continue to issue statements threatening to carry out attacks in the Gulf region. These include references to attacks on Western interests, including residential compounds, military, oil, transport and aviation interests.  

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