You can attend your tropical and travel medicine consultation before you depart or on your return.
- This will include advice on prevention and on the appropriate vaccinations for your trip (vaccines are available in the Division).
- An update of the recommended vaccinations is undertaken.
- COVID vaccines can be given with or at any interval from another vaccination
Consultation by appointment only (payment on the day).
Useful information to prepare for your consultation
- What should I bring ?
- Your vaccination booklet
- Your travel itinerary (ideally 4 to 6 weeks before your departure)
- What are the costs ?
- Consultations for travel preparation and vaccinations are at the expense of the traveller and must be paid for on the day in cash (CHF) or by card (Maestro, V PAY, Postcard, Visa, Mastercard, Twint, American Express, Diners).
- Prices are approximate and given as an indication. The cost of the consultation is not included in the cost of the vaccines and is added to the total bill: Price list
Vaccinations are not paid for by basic medical insurance (LAmal) but are sometimes covered by supplementary insurance. Please remember to check this with your insurance.
A coronavirus screening can also be obtained here but only for asymptomatic individuals prior to departing on a trip by clicking on the following link : COVID test at the HUG
As entry requirements change daily, we are happy to advise you. However, it is the responsibility of each traveller to check with the relevant authorities of the destination country.
General information about COVID tests: List of countries
If you have any questions, please use the following link: Travel FAQ
Appointment bookings by telephone are only available for :
- Immunosuppressed individuals (and/or under prednisone for example)
- Some organisations have an institutional agreement with the Divison of Tropical and Humanitarian Medicine
Tel : 022 372 96 15
Information and advice related to travel trips are not given over the telephone. If you want any additional information about your trip, please consult the Safetravel website.
Telephone answering machines are also available to you for more general information by continent for Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean :
Tel : 022 372 96 02
Tel : 022 372 96 03
Latin America and the Caribbean
Tel : 022 372 96 04
This is targeted at :
- people who become sick on returning from a trip or in the weeks following a trip.
- people who think they are suffering from a tropical disease that has either been imported or from a parasitic disease (these diseases manifest most often through diarrhea, fever, skin rash or other symptoms).
Consultation is by appointment only on 022 372 96 15