Proof of travel (boarder control)

I’ve been I’ve been asked by my GP to provide my travel history to the tropics (Barbados) I need this because of an Illness I’m suffering from

Because I traveled more than 5 years ago there is no way of me viewing just the dates of when I traveled from the UK ( Gatwick to Grantley Adams International Airport)

I travelled there roughly 2015
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  • eskbanker
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    Not quite sure what you're asking - is your GP expecting you to be able to prove when you travelled from definitive (but confidential) border control records, or are you just trying to establish dates on a best guess basis, or something else?

    I'm not aware of any way of sourcing proof as such, but if I was looking to locate dates of previous trips, I'd be going through items such as the following:
    • passport stamps
    • booking confirmation emails
    • photo datestamps
    • credit card statements
    • maybe social media posts
    If you really have no personal records at all that would help, you might be able to get something from travel companies, airlines, hotels, etc, but if it was eight years ago then the prospects of such data still being retained are likely to be pretty slim....

    Failing that, what's the GP going to do (or not do) differently if the best you can achieve is to say that you went in about 2015?
  • Ratita_Presumida
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    edited 26 September 2023 at 9:04AM
    eskbanker said:
    Not quite sure what you're asking - is your GP expecting you to be able to prove when you travelled from definitive (but confidential) border control records, or are you just trying to establish dates on a best guess basis, or something else?

    I'm not aware of any way of sourcing proof as such, but if I was looking to locate dates of previous trips, I'd be going through items such as the following:
    • passport stamps
    • booking confirmation emails
    • photo datestamps
    • credit card statements
    • maybe social media posts
    If you really have no personal records at all that would help, you might be able to get something from travel companies, airlines, hotels, etc, but if it was eight years ago then the prospects of such data still being retained are likely to be pretty slim....

    Failing that, what's the GP going to do (or not do) differently if the best you can achieve is to say that you went in about 2015?
    I have a few face book entries but I doubt my GP will accept them, I was meant to say that I have parasites that are not detectable via the Ova test. For me to be tested further I require proof of travel for me to be tested for schistosomiasis 

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  • Brie
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    you might want to amend those as you're showing your identity
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  • Flugelhorn
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    can't imagine why they need "proof" usually enough to get a "travel history" from people ie year / length of travel / type of visit ie urban / rural / camping / hostels / hotels etc 
  • marcia_
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    Why would you need to provide evidence to get a test? My son was quite ill and it turned out to be amoebic dysentery and they took our word for it where we had traveled. 
  • soolin
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    I’ve been I’ve been asked by my GP to provide my travel history to the tropics (Barbados) I need this because of an Illness I’m suffering from

    Because I traveled more than 5 years ago there is no way of me viewing just the dates of when I traveled from the UK ( Gatwick to Grantley Adams International Airport)

    I travelled there roughly 2015
    As above please take down the post showing your personal details , it is too risky posting things like that on here.

    incidentally, your post says you travelled 2015 yet your FB post says you just got back in March 2016. 
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  • Flugelhorn
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    the time scales of illnesses! 

    if it is something acute then it matters that it was 1,2 or 3 weeks ago that you were likely to have contracted it 

    something 7-8 years ago, doesn't matter to any testing whether it was 2 or 10 years ago 
  • sheramber
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    edited 26 September 2023 at 9:41AM
    Your GP asked for details of your travel history, not PROOF of your travel history.
  • Westin
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    Immigration at Barbados stamp your passport upon entry and on departure.  Can you not check dates that way?
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    I asked the Forum Team to remove the identifying posts.
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