We have put together some useful links to companies that can help with your pre-departure planning including; medical, money, security, hostels and places to stay, insurance and gap providers.
World Health Organization
The World Health Organization (WHO).
For the latest news and advice on global health and disease issues.
Fleet Street Clinic
The Fleet Street Clinic, run by Travel Health Expert, Dr Richard Dawood can provide all your pre-departure health advice including; inoculations, prescriptions, malaria tablets, medical packs and check up on our return from travelling, should all not be well!
For general medical advice, services, inoculations and screening etc.
Money, Security Advice, Hostels, Kit, Insurance, Gap Year Providers
Gap year insurance and pre-departure advice and services; security travel news, interpreter services etc. Excellent for insuring more remote adventures, including winter sports.
A pre-paid travel money card for all your needs. Free withdrawls from ATM, separate from your bank account for safety, Use as a debit card, load online, phone or text.
For an annual fee Response24 members are entitled to:
Unlimited access to the global information portal, 24/7 advice and assistance from a network of retained security consultants. In the event of a security incident, physical assistance and including evacuation. CHIP and PIN Mastercard prepaid card for sending emergency funds, if necessary
Nomad Travel stores and clinics have been kitting out travellers with clothing, equipment, books and maps, medical supplies and vaccinations for over 15 years. When you book a course with Objective Gap Safety, you will receive a 10% discount voucher for their stores or to use on-line.
Book Your First Night Accommodation And Nights Thereafter.
Gap year and student travel specialists. Based in Tonbridge Wells, Real Gap can offer a huge range of organised tours, excursions and volunteering opportunities.
Gap 360 is all about taking a gap year or a shorter gap break, volunteering overseas, paid work, teaching English, adventure, learn new skills, meeting new people, travelling and having fun in over 16 destinations.
LifeSaver Jerry Can
Lifesaver offer a range of water purification products. The 10,000 litre jerry can allows those on an expedition to collect dirty water from rivers, steams and lakes. A number of the expeditions we have trained incluidng those on the Mongol Rally have had excellent service from this product.
Year Out Group
The Year Out Group is an umbrella organisation representing many of the best gap year providers.with all Gap Providers thoroughly vetted. Objective Travel Safety are proud to be a member of the Year Out Group.
Gap Year DIY
Gap Year DIY (do it yourself) lists jobs, volunteering and adventure travel opportunities direct to you from around the world. Its a very useful site for those organising their own travels.
The world’s largest hostel accommodation database. Your one-stop website when booking hostels.
For guidebooks, maps, general advice.The Lonely Planet Thorn Tree Forum is also an excellent portal for posting questions and seeking advice from other travellers www.lonelyplanet.com/thorntree
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07 Nov, 2022
Covid -19 over 4m deaths & 187m cases globally
New Zealand: Open to vaccinated tourists from April 22
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There is no doubt about it, travelling abroad takes a bit more time and effort at the moment but with a bit of research and some simple planning it's not too difficult.