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Health care

Vaccinations

Vaccination needed receipt required
Eat Drink no
malaria no
Typhoid & Polio Yes
cholera no
yellow fever no

Overview

It is recommended to take out private travel health and repatriation insurance. For citizens of EU countries, the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) is also valid after January 1st, 2021 until the end of its validity if it was issued before January 1st, 2021. The EHIC regulates care and reimbursement of costs in the event of illness for EU citizens. The free National Health Service medical services are available to UK residents and tourists in an emergency. The EHIC does not include repatriation after a serious illness or an accident abroad. Statutory health insurance companies are not allowed to offer this service. Only private travel insurance companies pay for return transport. It is therefore recommended that you take out health insurance abroad for the duration of your stay, which covers risks that are not covered by statutory health insurance companies. EFTA nationals and non-EU nationals are required to have travel health insurance for the UK in order to use NHS services. Citizens of EU countries without a currently valid EHIC also need travel health insurance for Great Britain. The cost of medical treatment in the UK is very high. Check findjobdescriptions for more information.

Other risks

The standard vaccinations for children and adults recommended by the Robert Koch Institute (including against tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), mumps, measles, rubella, pneumococci, poliomyelitis and influenza) should be refreshed before the trip if necessary. Hepatitis A and hepatitis B occur. Vaccination against hepatitis A is recommended. Vaccination against hepatitis B should be given for longer stays and close contact with the local population, as well as for children and young people in general. Epidemic outbreaks of meningococcal meningitis (ACWY) do occur. In order to protect themselves, young adults in particular who are planning a long-term stay should be vaccinated. The vaccination is recommended for long-term stays for certain groups of people (young people or schoolchildren, students). Travelers should clarify the need for vaccination with their doctor, taking into account the recommendations in the country of travel. Rabies occurs nationwide. Carriers include stray dogs, cats, forest animals and bats. Vaccination is recommended for backpackers, children, occupational risk groups and for longer stays. In the event of a bite, seek medical attention as soon as possible. Carriers include stray dogs, cats, forest animals and bats. Vaccination is recommended for backpackers, children, occupational risk groups and for longer stays. In the event of a bite, seek medical attention as soon as possible. Carriers include stray dogs, cats, forest animals and bats. Vaccination is recommended for backpackers, children, occupational risk groups and for longer stays. In the event of a bite, seek medical attention as soon as possible.

Money

Currency

1 pound (pound) = 100 pence. Currency code: £, GBP (ISO code). Banknotes come in denominations of £50, £20, £10 and £5. Scotland also has £1 notes that are accepted nationwide. Coins come in denominations of £2 and £1, 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1p. More details on specific currencies in the individual country entries.

Credit cards

Mastercard, American Express and Visa are widely accepted. Travelers with other credit cards should inquire whether the corresponding card is accepted before paying. Details also from the issuer of the relevant credit card. Retailers are allowed to charge more for goods and services paid for by credit card.

ATMs

Girocard With the Girocard (formerly EC card) such as the Maestro card, V Pay or Sparcard and PIN number, cash can be withdrawn from ATMs in the national currency throughout Europe. In many European countries it is also possible to pay with a debit card in shops. Cards with the Cirrus, V-Pay or Maestro symbol are accepted throughout Europe. Further information from banks and credit institutes. Attention: Travelers who want to pay with their bank customer card abroad and withdraw money should find out from their bank about the possibility of using their card before starting their journey.

Travelers cheques

Traveller’s checks are no longer available in Germany and Switzerland and are rarely available in Austria. Traveller’s checks should be made out in British pounds sterling. They can be redeemed at some banks and bureaux de change in the UK.

Bank opening hours

Mon-Fri 09.00-16.30/17.00. Some branches are also open all day or late in the evening on Saturdays and for a limited time on Sundays.

Foreign exchange regulations

There are no restrictions on the import and export of local and foreign currency, but cash equivalents of £10,000 or more (including traveller’s checks and checks made out to third parties) must be declared. Note: Anyone entering or leaving Northern Ireland must also declare gold coins, nuggets and prepaid cards.

Currency Exchange

All banks, exchange offices, larger travel agencies, exchange offices of large department stores and numerous hotels exchange foreign currencies. Exchange offices are often open late, but charge e.g. T. high exchange fees.

Currencies

Code Symbol Exchange rates (no guarantee)
GBP £ 1 EUR = £0.84
1 CHF = £1.00
1 USD = £0.81

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