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We have put together the following basic checklist for you to refer to. This is by no means exhaustive, but there are some useful ideas.

Take the originals and copies of:

  • Passport
  • Travel insurance and contact number (including embassy contacts)
  • Flight tickets and contact number for the sales office
  • Indemnity documentation from Dental Protection
  • Driving licence - if applicable
  • Copy of correspondence with accepting institution

Document with contact details for:

  • next of kin
  • dental school contact
  • destinations
  • accommodation
  • local organisations.

General kit

  • Student ID card and holder
  • Travel adaptors
  • Mobile phone and charger
  • 'The Yellow Book' (CDC Health Information for International Travel)
  • Other items may include a optiloupes, gloves, hand wash, antibiotics and a post-exposure pack.

General health

  • Malaria tablets
  • Medical pack (all in ones are good, available from high street chemists). Make sure they are sealed to aid you through customs.
  • Post exposure HIV prophylaxis (PEP) kit
  • Antibiotics (after discussion with GP)
  • Plenty of oral rehydration sachets (buy them from your chemist)
  • Paracetamol.
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