Our History and Mission

Travel health expertise since 1988

At our travel clinic, we offer travel and vaccination consultations for all. Founded in 1988 and with 20,000 annual visitors, we are the largest travel clinic in Switzerland. We are also proud to be the World Health Organization`s Collaborating Centre for Traveller`s Health.

Since the COVID-19 Pandemic, we have additionally been active as a COVID-19 Test Center and the Reference Vaccination Center for the Canton of Zurich.

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Our Mission

World-Renowned Care

With an experienced team and Prof. med. Jan Fehr, MD, as the Head of the Clinic, we are internationally renowned for maintaining the highest medical standards and using the most modern facilities and equipment.

Flexible Support

Whether you are traveling for a trip around the world or just a few days, whether you are traveling for business or academic purposes, whether you are visiting family and relatives or on holiday –  
we offer appointment types and specific recommendations based on your location and needs.

Global Expertise

Whether you're travelling on safari or to the Arctic, we'll help you get the most out of your trip by providing you with the most up-to-date information on everything from malaria prevention to protection from mosquitoes and ticks.


Diverse, Multilingual Team

Our team comes from all walks of life, offering multilingual support in German, English, French, Italian and Spanish to promote clear communication during your visit.

Public Health Focused and Research-Based

Our slogan is: prevention is care and care is prevention. We use each travel advice session and routine vaccination check as an opportunity to review our clients vaccination status and to find any gaps in vaccination coverage. Our vaccination research helps to inform cantonal and national vaccination guidelines and informs our preventative services.

 

«Central»-ly Located

 

Our clinic was renovated in 2020 with modern and new infrastructure.
Centrally located (near Zurich Main Station, with a direct tram line to the airport) we offer easy online booking, short waiting times and fair prices.

Our History:

1988

The Travel Clinic is founded by Prof. Dr. Robert Steffen.

1988

The Expert Committee for Travel Medicine is founded, with representatives and members from each major travel clinic in Switzerland.

1995

Designation as a World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for Travellers` Health. Our remit is research on travellers‘ health and the epidemiology of travel-related infections.

2005

Designation as a GeoSentinel site. The director is Prof. Dr. Patricia Schlagenhauf.

2009

Prof. Dr. Christoph Hatz took over as Head of the Clinic.

2017

Prof. Dr. Jan Fehr joined the department and took over as the Head of the Clinic.

2020

On March 12th, 2020 our new and modern clinic opens after months of construction.

2020

On March 13th, 2020 our new and modern clinic closed because of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

2020

Since we had a brand new clinic and no travellers, we worked hard to convert the clinic into a suitable test center. Our COVID-19 Test Center opened on the 30th of March, 2020.

2021

On January 4th, 2021, the Reference Vaccination Center for the Canton of Zurich opened.

2022

The ECTM website for travellers`health, HealthyTravel.ch, is launched.

2022

As of Nov. 15, 2022, we as well as Checkpoint Zurich conduct monkeypox vaccinations for at-risk individuals from the cantons of Zurich, Zug, Schaffhausen, Schwyz and Glarus.

2022

Our new website is launched.