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International Pride events 2022 - update 1

12 Aug 2022

Pride is a global lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI+) event to celebrate and advocate for LGBTI+ equality.

EuroPride is a European international LGBTI+ event. EuroPride 2022 is scheduled to take place in Belgrade, Serbia between 12-18 September.  This will be the first time EuroPride is held outside the EEA.

Advice for travellers

If you are planning on travelling abroad to a pride event, please read the country specific advice for your planned destination(s) for information on advisable vaccinations, malaria and other health risks.  

Travel Insurance

Make sure you have valid travel insurance that covers all aspects of your planned trip.

COVID-19

Read the COVID-19: Health Considerations for Travel page for information on things you should consider both during and after travel in relation to COVID-19.

Monkeypox

Since May 2022 cases of monkeypox have been reported in the UK, Europe and other international countries. Monkeypox does not spread very easily between people however can spread if you have close contact with an infected person with monkeypox through:

  • touching blisters or scabs and having any skin contact (including during sexual contact)
  • touching clothes, bedding, towels or personal items used by a person who has a monkeypox rash, blisters or scabs
  • coughs or sneezes from a person with monkeypox infection

If you are travelling to pride events you can reduce your risk of exposure to monkeypox by avoiding:

  • close contact (including sexual contact) with someone who is unwell and may have monkeypox
  • touching the clothes, bedding or towels of a person who may have a monkeypox rash
  • coughs and sneezes from a person who may have monkeypox

Other Health Considerations

If you are attending a Pride event, consider:

After Pride Events

After returning home from a pride event, remember to:

  • seek medical advice if you are experiencing any symptoms of infection or illness
  • seek sexual health advice and screening if you had unprotected sex with a new partner

Further information on accessing sexual health clinics and/or monkeypox, see: