Measles outbreak affecting the Pacific Islands

07 January 2020

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An outbreak of measles is currently affecting a number of the Pacific Islands, including American Samoa, Republic of Marshall, Solomon Islands and Tokelau. As a result, some of the islands in the region are introducing new entry requirements for certain travellers to prove measles immunity, either through evidence of vaccination or previous measles infection.

Travellers planning to visit the Pacific islands should check with their embassy to find out if any new requirements have been put in place prior to travel. Foreign Embassy contacts can be found on the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) website.

Further information is available on the TRAVAX (for health professionals) and fitfortravel (for the general public) websites.