Last minute flight to Ghana!!!

Hi Guys,

I was waiting for a British Airways offer my travel agent said was coming so I intended to leave the UK in the second week in May.
However, I received a call from Ghana about issues with my land so I need to go to Ghana sooner than expected so will have to buy a ticket and go by the end of the week!!!
PANIC! PANIC PANIC!
I called my travel agent who is based in Brixton arcade (he’s really good) and booked a ticket leaving on Friday, in 4 days!!!! The ticket was £800. Once that was purchased it was set, I was going to start a new life in Ghana.
I have a doctor’s appointment for the FOLLOWING week for my injections and malaria tablets, so I have to get that sorted asap. The annoying thing is my doctors surgery never have any appointments…errggghh! When I called them to ask for an emergency appointment they said there was nothing they could do. Ater my mum had a word (lol) they said a doctor would call me back to discuss it further. When the doctor called me back she said she could write a prescription for me to collect the same malaria tablets I have used previously, Lariam weekly tablet. However she only gave me enough for 6 months. She checked my injections and the only one outstanding was Yellow Fever and I heard officials were asking people at the airport in Ghana for proof by showing the yellow fever certificate so I had to make sure mine was up to date. Unfortunately my surgery no longer carry out that injection so I had to get it done elsewhere.

I went to the new travel clinic in Akerman Health Centre in Brixton and paid £65 for it.

Picture of yellow card

4 Comments on Last minute flight to Ghana!!!

  1. Getting 6 months worth of Lariam is actually pretty good, I moved to Ghana from London back in October and my GP would only give me 3 months. I told them I was moving, tried to hustle for a year but they wouldn’t budge on 3 months. Word of advice do not go to any pharmacy in the East Legon/Airport Residential areas for your top up. They are unnecessarily expensive http://thebellower.wordpress.com/2014/01/31/day-93-malaria-tablets-and-healthcare-in-ghana/

    • Thanks for the comment, read your blog its really informative, thank you.
      Yea the key was not to tell them I was migrating just going away for 6 months as I knew they would expect me to sort out a more permanent prevention in Ghana. I dont want to buy any (due to the expense) im just hoping that when people come Ghana for holidays they can bring me spares lol

  2. Getting 6 months worth of Lariam is actually pretty good, I moved to Ghana from London back in October and my GP would only give me 3 months. I told them I was moving, tried to hustle for a year but they wouldn’t budge on 3 months. Word of advice do not go to any pharmacy in the East Legon/Airport Residential areas for your top up. They are unnecessarily expensive http://thebellower.wordpress.com/2014/01/31/day-93-malaria-tablets-and-healthcare-in-ghana/

    • Thanks for the comment, read your blog its really informative, thank you.
      Yea the key was not to tell them I was migrating just going away for 6 months as I knew they would expect me to sort out a more permanent prevention in Ghana. I dont want to buy any (due to the expense) im just hoping that when people come Ghana for holidays they can bring me spares lol

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