Pitcairn Islands Travel Advice and Travel Advisories

The Pitcairn Islands Travel Vaccines and Advice

The four Pitcairn islands are located east of French Polynesia. The stunning coastal landscapes offer plenty of hidden hikes such as the Eco Trail to Christian’s Cave and Sailors Hide. Adventure enthusiasts can also tour the rugged landscape on a Quad Bike. The hidden treasures of Pitcairn are not limited to the land. Beneath the sea’s surface, you can dive to discover the haunting wrecks of the HMS Bounty and the SS Corn Wallis. If in search of more cultural activities, you should discover authentic Pitcairn Curio and crafts, or visit one of the many historical churches on the island. If you want a pure escape with plenty of nature and wildlife, Pitcairn is the perfect destination.

Make sure you know about the Pitcairn Islands’s medical care and safety and security tips.
A stunning view from the Pitcairn Islands By Makemake, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1965034

Recommended travel vaccinations for Pitcairn Islands

VaccineDisease Transmission
Traveler’s diarrheaContaminated water/food
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis BContaminated body fluids
(blood, sex, razors, needles, etc.)
RabiesInfected Animals
Yellow FeverMosquito bites
InfluenzaAirborne Droplets

Protect yourself from mosquito bites because you can contract Dengue fever.

Recommended Medication for Travelling to the Pitcairn Islands

MedicationAdditional Information
Azithromycin or SupraxAntibiotic in case of traveler’s diarrhea

Current Weather on the Pitcairn Islands


Medical Care in the Pitcairn Islands

Although Pitcairn offers a well-equipped and modern medical clinic with a resident doctor, the nearest hospital facilities are a 2 days’ sail away in French Polynesia and New Zealand. Because there are no airport facilities on the island, medical repatriation is not always possible. It is important to purchase medical insurance which covers medical evacuation. You will be able to access a small pharmacy on the island, but it is advised to travel with a well-supplied emergency medical kit due to the isolated nature of Pitcairn.

Are the Pitcairn Islands Safe for Travel?

Government information on safety and security is not currently available. While visiting the Pitcairn Islands, make sure you stay safe. Always keep an eye on your belongings and carry a copy of your passport rather than the original. Be wary of tourist traps and take the safest means of transportation possible. Finally, take care of your health by reducing exposure to bacteria and animals or insects.

Do I Need a Visa to Visit the Pitcairn Islands?

Prior to travel, make sure you check with your transportation company about any passport requirements to travel to the Pitcairn Islands. This is important as in some cases their regulations on passport validity may be more strict than those of the destination country.

Embassy of Canada to the Pitcairn Islands information

When travelling to another country, it is important to know where the Canadian embassy is located in the event of:

  • A legal problem
  • A lost passport
  • The need to report a crime

It is advisable to make a copy of your original passport in case you lose it.

Canadian Embassy to the Pitcairn Islands
There is currently no information on an embassy in the Pitcairn Islands, you may always call the Emergency Watch and Response Centre in Ottawa in case of embassy related issues.