Travel Medical Kit Checklist

Use this handy checklist to review what you have at home already for your trip – then pop into us to fill in any gaps and to ask for advice on any specific needs you may have, depending on your destination.
  • Analgesic (pain relief) medicine such as paracetamol or aspirin.
  • Antihistamine tablets for bites, stings or allergies.
  • Motion sickness tablets.
  • Throat lozenges or drops.
  • Antiseptic solution for cleaning wounds or bites.
  • Antiseptic ointment to apply to a wound.
  • Plasters.
  • Blister patches, for example Compeed.
  • Medical adhesive tape, for example Micropore.
  • Insect repellent containing DEET (diethyl toluamide).
  • Sting relief solution.
  • Diarrhoea medicine, for example Imodium (loperamide).
  • Mild laxative for constipation.
  • Antacid for indigestion.
  • Antifungal or antibacterial cream.
  • Hydrocortisone 1% cream.
  • Fluid and electrolyte replacement powder or tablets, for example Dioralyte.
  • Hand Sanitiser.
  • Eye lubricant drops.
  • Sunscreen (at least SPF 30+).
  • Thermometer (a forehead thermometer is best for travel as it doesn’t break or run out of batteries).
  • Wound dressings, for example; a crepe bandage, gauze swabs, OpSite, and Steristrips, which can often take the place of stitches.
  • Safety pins, scissors and tweezers (you may not be allowed to carry these in your cabin luggage).
  • Ear plugs.
  • European Health insurance card.
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