Travel Clinic

This is a separate requirement from your Health Clearance! This means 2 different procedures!

This is only required for: Argentina, Barbados, Botswana, Brazil, China (Less than 6 months), Costa Rica, Domincan Republic, Ghana, India, Jordan, Mexico, Morocco, Russia, Senegal, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Taiwan (NTU), Tanzania, Thailand

See Immunizations for a list of what immunizations are required for your country.

Step 1

The travel health course is available here. There is also an instructions page on the steps to complete it correctly. Please refer to your UCEAP pre-departure checklist for due dates and additional instructions.

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1 hour
Step 2

You must make an appointment with a travel health provider (at Student Health, your private insurance provider, or a local travel clinic) as soon as possible. It is critical to consider vaccine-preventable diseases that may be easily caught during travel, especially if you have a pre-existing medical condition. Also, if you will be traveling to a malaria-endemic region, you may need to take malaria chemoprophylaxis, in addition to taking mosquito avoidance measures.

To make a Student Health Travel Clinic appointment:


  1. Go to http://studenthealth.sa.ucsb.edu/ and click on Gateway to secure log in.
  2. Log on by entering your NET ID and Password. Click on proceed.
  3. Once logged on, on the left hand side click on “Messages”
  4. Then Click on New Message
  5. Then select Travel Appointment Request and continue.
  6. Complete the Electronic Travel Appointment Request Form and Send. You will

get a reply back with confirmation of your scheduled Travel Appointment.

There is also a PDF instructions page. Please follow these six steps very closely.

*Students going to the following countries cannot see a private physician or local travel clinic and must be seen in Student Health: Botswana, Ghana, India (Hyderabad), Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania.

15 minutes
Step 3
Step 3. Attend the appointment with a copy of your immunization records and your certificate of completion*. Be prepared to be immunized on the day of your Travel Clinic Appointment.

If you are going through Student Health Services, you can find more information on their Travel Health website. On this website, you will find vaccine information sheets. It is recommended to read the ones applicable to you before your appointment. 
15-45 minutes

* If you do not bring a copy for your immunizations records to your appointment, you will be asked to reschedule and fees will be applied.