06 Jan 2020

Measles outbreaks in the pacific and new entry requirements for travellers

An outbreak of measles is currently affecting a number of islands in the Pacific- travellers should check for possible new entry requirements Measles outbreaks in the pacific and new entry requirements for travellers
  • This updates the news item of 20 Dec 2019

An outbreak of measles is currently affecting a number of the Pacific Islands [1]. In an attempt to control the outbreak, some of the islands in this area (i.e. American Samoa, Solomon Islands, Republic of Marshall Islands and Tokelau) have introduced new entry requirements for certain travellers to demonstrate history of vaccination or immunity to measles [2]. It is possible that other islands in this area may introduce similar requirements.

Travellers planning to visit the Pacific islands should check if any new requirements are in place with the embassy of the country to be visited. Contact details for foreign embassies in the UK can be found on the FCO website.

Our Country Information pages reflect these new requirements and will be updated as further information becomes available.

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