Tips to help protect yourself while travelling


Ask your healthcare provider about appropriate vaccinations, including TWINRIX® - the only dual hepatitis A and B vaccine.

  • Find out about key factors that put you at risk for disease.
  • There may be other health risks at your destination, so make sure your immunizations are up to date. Your healthcare provider can advise you of additional vaccinations and/or medications that may help protect you from disease.


Vaccination is the best way to help protect yourself against hepatitis A and B. However, there are additional steps you can take to help reduce your chances of contracting diseases while travelling.

To help reduce your risk:

  • Always practice good hygiene, such as frequent handwashing, as well as safe sex.
  • Drink only purified and/or bottled water. Avoid ice cubes if you can't be sure they were made from purified water.
  • Make sure your food is well-cooked; don't eat food from street vendors or unpasteurized dairy products. Avoid raw shellfish and salads, and eat only fruits and vegetables you peel yourself.


Although you received TWINRIX® vaccinations before your trip, you may require additional injections upon your return home. Ask your healthcare provider about any additional vaccine doses you may need to complete your schedule.

  • If you've been sick while abroad or have a fever, flu-like illness, or jaundice (yellowing of the skin and the whites of the eyes) upon returning, see your healthcare provider right away.
  • It can take time for symptoms of hepatitis A or B to appear. Tell your healthcare provider where you were travelling and report any treatment you received while you were away.

​Why risk it?
Talk to your healthcare provider about TWINRIX®

Vaccination is the best way to help prevent hepatitis A and B.

TWINRIX® is the only dual hepatitis A and B vaccine.