2021, Cilt 8, Sayı 2, Sayfa(lar) 239-244
Travel Health Services in Turkey and Travel Health Practices in COVID-19 Pandemic
Ayşe DOST1, Şura KAYA2, Ayşenur SUSOY3, Filiz TOSÇU4
1Dr. Öğr. Üye., İstanbul Medipol Üniversitesi, Sağlık Bilimleri Yüksekokulu, Hemşirelik Bölümü, İstanbul, Türkiye
2Arş. Gör., İstanbul Medipol Üniversitesi, Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi, Hemşirelik Bölümü, İstanbul, Türkiye
3Hemşire, Medipol Mega Üniversite Hastanesi, İstanbul, Türkiye
4Hemşire, T.C. Sağlık Bakanlığı Türkiye Hudut ve Sahiller Sağlık Genel Müdürlüğü, İstanbul, Türkiye
Keywords: COVID-19, nursing, pandemic, travel medicine, travel nursing

With the development of transportation, it is possible to see the increase in travel between cities and countries. Nutritional conditions, food or water hygiene, and common diseases of the region to be traveled can adversely affect the individuals' health. This situation has revealed the concept of travel health. With the increase of travel in recent years, the spread of various infectious diseases has emerged between countries. COVID-19, which started in China on December 31, 2019, and became a global epidemic in a short time, is an example of this situation. The implementation of preventive health services to protect public health is of great importance for travel health services. These practices are offered thanks to travel health nursing, which plays a significant role in travel health services worldwide. It is aimed to prevent the spread of infectious diseases by providing immunization and travel-related consultancy services by nurses in travel health centers in Turkey. This review aims to explain the concept of travel health nursing, which has become widespread in the world, and to provide information about travel health services and nursing practices during the COVID-19 pandemic in Turkey.