International Pride events 2022 - update 2
20 Oct 2022
Pride is a global lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) event to celebrate and advocate for LGBTQ+ equality. Multiple Pride events are planned worldwide throughout 2022 and 2023.
- see the International LGBTQ+ Travel Association (IGLTA) website for a calendar of upcoming pride events worldwide
If you are planning on travelling abroad to attend an international Pride event, you need to be aware how to protect yourself against health risks.
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.
Make sure you have valid travel insurance that covers all aspects of your planned trip.
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.
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
The NHS is offering smallpox vaccine to people at higher risk of coming into contact with monkeypox. Further information on monkeypox, including the monkeypox vaccine is available from:
Other Health Considerations
If you are attending a Pride event, consider:
- reading the LGBT Travellers page
- if you are up to date with your routine vaccinations; and check if you might need any boosters
- seeking advice on safer sex and how to prevent sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
- take care with respiratory hygiene precautions and wash your hands often
- taking safe food and water precautions
- practicing safer sex and use condoms
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 see: