We're here for you - before and after your trip

Centre for Tropical and Travel Medicine

Are you planning an exciting adventure abroad? Are you travelling with children, are you pregnant or on regular medication? Or would you just like to check your vaccination status? At the Centre for Tropical and Travel Medicine, we offer expert care and advice - before and after your trip. Our dedicated medical team provides individual advice, the recommended vaccinations and important health precautions for any type of travel. We are committed to comprehensive travel health and see around 16,000 travellers each year. We specialise in travel-related and tropical diseases and are here to help you if you develop any symptoms of illness after your trip.

Pre-Travel Advice

During our travel medicine consultations, we discuss the most important precautions with you, such as malaria prophylaxis and mosquito repellent, as well as any recommended or required vaccinations for your trip. All vaccinations can be administered directly by us.

Sick After Travel

We are here to help after your trip, should you return with any symptoms of illness, whether it is fever, prolonged diarrhoea or skin problems. We can diagnose even very rare diseases quickly and competently through our reference centre for human parasitic diseases, and start effective treatment immediately.

General Vaccination Advice

We are your partner for vaccinations. In addition to all the vaccinations required for travelling, we also administer all routine vaccinations after a consultation and review of your vaccination status.

For Medical Staff

We provide expert advice to medical specialists, for example on differential diagnosis, diagnostic procedures and treatment of tropical and parasitic diseases, or on ordering anti-parasitic drugs. Together with the Diagnostic Centre of Swiss TPH, we serve as the National Reference Centre for Human Parasitic Diseases.

Staying Healthy on Holiday

Planning your summer holiday? What about your immunisations? We'll check your vaccination status and give you advice on the most important preventive measures - no matter where you're going.

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Vaccination against TBE

Tick-borne Encephalitis (TBE) is an infectious disease caused by the tick-borne encephalitis virus. The virus is transmitted by the bite of an infected tick. There is a safe and effective vaccine to prevent TBE. It is recommended for all people (usually from the age of 3) who are exposed to ticks in a risk area (all of Switzerland except Ticino).

The vaccination consists of three doses (0, 2-4 weeks, 6-12 months). A booster is recommended every 10 years.

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Herpes Zoster (Shingles) Vaccination

Vaccination against herpes zoster with the adjuvanted subunit vaccine (Shingrix®) has been recommended in Switzerland since 2022. This applies to healthy people from the age of 65 and to patients with immunodeficiency from the age of 50 or with severe immunodeficiency from the age of 18. Two doses at least two months apart are required.

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As of 3 January 2024, the Centre for Tropical and Travel Medicine is located in the ”Turmhaus” at Aeschenplatz 2 in the centre of Basel, just a few minutes’ walk from the SBB train station. You can easily reach Aeschenplatz by tram or bus. Parking spaces are available in the nearby public car parks. Bicycle stands are located next to the building.

Centre for Tropical and Travel Medicine
Aeschenplatz 2
4052 Basel

Photo: Turmhaus Consulting
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+41 61 284 82 55 (Monday–Friday, 08:00–12:00 and 13:30–16:30)

Travel Medical Advice Hotline

No time to come and see us? You can call our Travel Medical Advice Service on 0900 57 51 31 (Monday–Friday, 09:00–11:00, CHF 2.69/min, Swiss landline). Please note that there is a charge for this service.