While the Pacific islands of Oceania are known for their spectacular sandy beaches, this popular tourist destination offers so much more. Abundant with outdoor adventure, visitors can scuba dive in Samoa, kayak in Micronesia, explore the deserts of the Australian Outback, or sail around Tonga. With activities fit for every type of traveller, vacationers may choose anything from venturing off the beaten path in Papua New Guinea to relaxing with a book in hand on a hammock in Tahiti.
There are various factors to consider when planning travel to Oceania, with one of the most important being health. Leading up to your trip, it is recommended to schedule a personalized consultation with a TravelSafe professional to review your itinerary and vaccination history. Our practitioners will ensure you are up to date on immunizations prior to departure and will educate you on preventative measures for any health risks associated with your specific destination.
What vaccines are needed for the Oceania?
Routine vaccines are also recommended for all destinations in Oceania. Boosters may be recommended depending on your vaccine history, age, health history, and destination. These routine vaccines include:
To learn more about vaccine preventable diseases have a look at the following link.
Are there other risks?
Depending on your destination and itinerary there may be other health risks in Oceania. These risks can include malaria, dengue fever, chikungunya fever, zika, Japanese encephalitis and traveller’s diarrhea to name a few. Prescription medications are available for malaria prevention, and to treat traveller’s diarrhea.
Call us at 604-251-1975 to arrange an appointment or to receive further information about travel to Oceania.