Going traveling? We're here to help
We offer unique travel services
Because travelling to a new or exotic destination can be one of life's greatest adventures, you want to make appropriate travel preparations in order to have a safe and healthy trip.
Talk to one of our Travel Clinic Pharmacists who can advise you on the medications, vaccinations and health supplies that you'll need for your trip. We want to make sure that you enjoy your trip - wherever your travels may take you in the world.
You can learn more about the following travel services on our website:
- Travel Products
- Medical Insurance for Travellers
- Travel First Aid
- Travellers with Diabetes
- Tips for Safe and Healthy Travel
- Passport Photos
- Sources for additional health and travel information
- Make sure you carry a sufficient supply of your prescription medication for your trip.
Make sure you carry a sufficient supply of your prescription medication for your trip.
Write down the names of your prescription medication, and carry them with you in case you lose or misplace your medication during your trip.
Although there are mixed reviews on its effectiveness, melatonin is a popular jet lag remedy and sleep aid. Ask our pharmacists if it's right for you.
Be sure to leave your itinerary with friends or relatives. This way they can contact you if there's an emergency back home.
Why do you need to be vaccinated for travel?
Vaccines are mandatory for travel to particular destinations. For example, if you have passed through an area where yellow fever is known to occur, many countries won't allow you to enter unless you have been properly vaccinated. We are a Designated Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre. Our Travel Clinic Pharmacists can vaccinate and provide a certificate of proof or waiver.
Some places require you to carry an International Certificate of Vaccination to prove that you have been vaccinated against diseases prevalent in the territory.
If you're travelling to an exotic destination, be mindful of the following common illnesses:
- Traveller's Diarrhea
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Typhoid Fever
Other diseases that travellers may need to be vaccinated against:
- European Tick-Borne Encephalitis
- Haemophilus Influenzae Type B
- Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
- Japanese Encephalitis
- Pertussis (Whooping Cough)
- Pneumococcal Disease
- Poliomyelitis (Polio)
- Rubella (German Measles)
- Yellow Fever
Should I get the flu shot?
Whether you're travelling or not, consider getting a flu shot. It's important to get this vaccination yearly because the influenza virus changes from year to year.
Medical Insurance for Travelers
You can't afford to travel without medical insurance
Whether heading across the line, across the country or across the ocean, buying travel insurance is one of the most important purchases you will make. Your provincial healthcare plan, extended benefits or credit card plan may not afford you the protection you need, and could have dire financial consequences for you. That's why we recommend you purchase TuGo™ Traveller Insurance for all of your travel needs. The TuGo™ Traveller Insurance provides up to $10 million in Emergency Medical coverage starting at just $20. For more information, to get a quote or buy online, go to LDInsurance.ca or call 1-800-681-6677 to speak with one of our qualified insurance agents.
Visit us for all your travel photo needs
Our photo department handles high-quality passport, citizenship and visa photos. If your photos are rejected by Passport Canada, all replacement photos are provided at no additional costs. To back up your digital photos while you're away, log onto our website. Once your trip is over, we can help ensure that your treasured memories will be captured in photographs that will delight you for years to come. Passport photo services are available in the Photo Electronics Department at every location. Click Store Locator to find a photo lab near you.
Did You Know?
Your London Drugs pharmacy can provide pill packs for up to 4 daily dosing times and up to 4 weeks’ worth of medications.