I would love some advice on Malaria tablets as I went to the doctors only this week and was told I didn't need any! This is because my tour (Sichuan Explorer in April) was not travelling in the dangerous areas indicated on their map, so to them it meant I would not need to take any. (I was going to be given Malarone tablets).
However, I am not comfortable with this and said I'd do some research and get back to them. They were fine about this because at the end of the day I have to pay for the tablets so I can have them if I want! I wondered whether it was possible to speak to my tour leader or someone who would be able to give me a definite answer as to what to do with my dilemma? I would personally feel more comfortable taking the tablets regardless of not being in the deadly risky areas. I’ve also been recommended a website where you can by Paludrine/Avloclor (travelpharm.com) travel pack (seven weeks supply) so could consider taking these (they are cheaper too!)?