Visiting friends and relatives abroad: health advice

Materials to advise those planning to travel abroad to visit friends and relatives.

Applies to England



Advice for travellers to reduce potential health risks abroad when travelling to visit friends and relatives (VFR). It was developed by the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) and the National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC).

This guidance is also available as:

It can also be viewed online.

This leaflet has been translated into the languages below and are available to download.

Arabic, Bengali, French, Gujarati, Hausa, Igbo, Punjabi, Spanish, Swahili, Yoruba, Urdu, Xhosa

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Published 28 May 2015
Last updated 24 January 2023 + show all updates
  1. Added links to translated and alternative versions.

  2. Updated advice materials.

  3. First published.