Make your Leaving Cert holiday unforgettable

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Press Release Date: 31st May 2017

With the Leaving Cert exams kicking off next week, it won’t be long before students across the country are getting ready to leave their school days behind them and jet off on their post exams holidays!

Leaving Cert holidays are now bigger than ever – with many students now venturing outside Europe to more exotic places like Thailand, India and Africa. It is also becoming more common that students embark on volunteering trips or working further abroad to expand their horizons before college.

The travel health experts at Tropical Medical Bureau have put together a list of top tips to ensure LC students are covered wherever in the world they may go!

  • Make sure your passport is up to date, it should be valid for a minimum of six months before your travel date. Don’t forget to bring a photocopied version with you as a safety backup.
  • Get all the required vaccinations for the country you are visiting. TMB have released a special student package for Summer 2017 which means you can get your vaccinations, consultation and a tailor-made prescription from only €133. Plus if you’re travelling with a group you can get great discounts! Just email
  • Travel Insurance is a necessity; make sure to check your policies to see if you are protected when taking part in outdoor activities, such as water sports. Also remember many polices will not cover accidents that occur while under the influence of alcohol.
  • A first aid kit is essential for any holiday. This should include plasters for any minor injuries as well as some simple medicines for common illnesses. Don’t forget to include insect repellent and of course after sun!
  • Always wear sun cream with a high factor. Trust us when we say you won’t want to spend the week in the apartment with sunstroke! Irish skin burns easily with too much sun exposure so it is vital to stay protected and stock up on the sun cream before travelling!
  • Do not bring any valuables! Unfortunately items can be misplaced or even stolen while away, so it is always best to leave expensive or sentimental items at home. If there is a safe in your room make use of it and store your wallet and passport in it.
  • Make sure to bring a second form of ID to avoid bringing your passport on any nights out or on various excursions and beach trips.
  • Bring as many adapters as possible – there’s always someone who forgets!
  • Always carry a portable charger. This way you will never run out of selfie opportunities and also you can ensure you are contactable and safe at all times.
  • It is a good idea to have the number and address of the hotel or apartment where you are staying on you throughout the holiday. If you get separated from your friends, you will be able to travel back safely to the accommodation.

To book an appointment, please contact Tropical Medical Bureau on 1850 487674 or visit
Michelle Ryan
Phone: 083 1042620

Michael Collins
Phone: 086 8583585

Niamh Waters
Phone: 086 0492394

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