Injections, tablets and current health alerts. Don’t let this scare you off anywhere, just take sensible precautions and do it sooner, not later. Some courses of drugs (e.g. malaria) must be started a good time before you travel, but you can usually get the medication cheaper in the country you’re going to. So buy enough to get you started at home, and the remainder once you reach your destination. Mephaquin, for instance, is half the price in Singapore it is in Brisbane.