We're here for you - before and after your trip
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We Have a New Address
The Centre for Tropical and Travel Medicine has moved. As of 3 January 2024, we will be at your service in the Turmhaus at Aeschenplatz 2 in the heart of Basel.
We look forward to welcoming you to our new premises!
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As the official vaccination centre of the canton of Basel-Stadt, we will be offering vaccinations with the new vaccine adapted to the Omikron XBB.1.5 variant as of 16 October 2023.
COVID-19 vaccination will be recommended in autumn 2023 for people who are particularly at risk. These include people over 65 years of age and people with chronic diseases.
Appointments can be booked here
The annual flu vaccination provides good protection from infection and the disease. It not only protects the vaccinated person, but also those around them in their private lives and at work – including those who can’t have the vaccination themselves. The flu vaccination period lasts from mid-October until the start of the flu wave. The flu wave in Switzerland usually starts between December and March.
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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