Tuvalu Travel Vaccines and Advice
Enchanting, astonishing and original are three words we can use to describe Tuvalu. This archipelago lost in the heart of the Pacific Ocean is famous in the world for its beautiful beaches, islands and coral atolls as well as its seabed and rich gastronomy. Here, you can visit its uninhabited atolls as you wish. You can also spend a moment lounging by beautiful coastal regions to live pure, undisturbed relaxation. For those seeking a more active experience, there are plenty of water sports options such as sailing, diving or water skiing. For an unforgettable holiday in the sun, do not forget the essentials: sunscreen, sunglasses, swimsuits, and a camera.
Recommended travel vaccinations for Tuvalu
|Traveler’s diarrhea||Contaminated water/food|
|Hepatitis B||Contaminated body fluids|
(blood, sex, razors, needles, etc.)
Recommended Medication for Travelling to Tuvalu
|Azithromycin or Suprax||Antibiotic in case of traveler’s diarrhea|
Current Weather in Tuvalu
Medical Care in Tuvalu
Medical facilities in Tuvalu prove limited, as hospitals are not always well supplied with medicines or materials. If you require hospitalization during your trip, you should use the Princess Margaret Hospital.
Although there are many pharmacies in large cities, the drugs on offer are insufficient. You should remember to bring a medical kit with you to make up for the shortage of pharmaceuticals.
In the event of an emergency, you should call for an ambulance on 911. In the case of serious health problems, you will most likely be evacuated by air to either Guam, New Zealand or Hawaii which offer better care. Be aware that the transportation fees are considerable.
Is Tuvalu Safe for Travel?
|Safety and Security||Descriptive|
|Demonstrations||Risk of violence|
|Road safety||Poorly lit roads and not paved|
|Risk level||Normal security precautions|
Do I Need a Visa to Visit Tuvalu?
Prior to travel, make sure you check with your transportation company about any passport requirements. This is important as in some cases their regulations on passport validity may be more strict than those of the destination country.
Both, a visa and a passport are required to enter Tuvalu. Your passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the date of departure.
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Embassy of Canada to Tuvalu 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 High Commission to New Zealand (WELLINGTON)
Level 11, 125 The Terrace,
Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Tel.: +64 4 473-9577
Fax: +64 4 471-2082
Email: [email protected]
Please note that this is the website for the Canadian Embassy in New Zealand. There is no Canadian government office in Tuvalu.