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Greece Travel Health Advice

There are no specific health risks associated with travel to Greece. Most health problems relate to overexposure to the sun, overindulgence of food or alcohol. There's also the risk of coming into close contact with sea urchins, jelly fish, and mosquitoes. Medical facilities vary, as those in major cities are excellent but some of the smaller islands are some distance from a decent hospital. The larger towns and resorts have English-speaking private doctors and the local pharmacies are highly professional and can usually deal with any minor complaint. Travellers should take along any necessary prescription medication. Food and water are safe, but those visiting for short periods should consider sticking to bottled water. UK nationals are entitled to a refund on emergency hospital treatment under a reciprocal agreement between the UK and Greece, and a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) should be taken on holiday for this purpose.


View information on diseases:

Diphtheria, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Rabies, Tetanus

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