Medical Q&As

Travel vaccinations

I am going on holidays with a friend to Crete next week. Do I need to get any vaccinations before going there?

There are no special vaccination requirements for visiting Crete. Crete is one of the Greek islands and is therefore part of the European Union. In general terms there are no special vaccination requirements for any of the EU states. However, you should observe standard precautions regarding food and water borne illnesses. Drink bottled water and avoid putting ice in your drinks unless it is from your own bottled supply. Be careful about where you eat, as you would be in any other European country with a hot climate.