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Risk / Health Info for Montserrat

Global Travel Clinics can help you to organise all the immunisations you need for travel in Central America. Montserrat is volcanically active and dust and ash may make respiratory conditions worse.

Chikungunya virus in Montserrat
Cases of Chikungunya virus have been reported in Montserrat. It is spread by day-biting mosquitoes and you can guard against infection by covering up and using mosquito repellents. Infection results in joint pains, fever, rash and headache. It clears up after a few days, but some patients are left with swollen and painful joints for weeks or even years afterwards.
Dengue fever in Montserrat
There have been cases of the mosquito-borne virus dengue fever in Montserrat. Dengue fever is also known as breakbone fever because of the severe bone, joint and muscular pains it causes, in addition to flu-like fever and headache. There is no vaccine for dengue fever. Avoid mosquito bites by using insect repellents (50% DEET) and by wearing protective clothing. Sleeping with mosquito nets is also recommended.
Schistosomiasis in Montserrat
The schistosomiasis parasite enters humans through the skin during contact with fresh water. To prevent infection, avoid swimming or paddling in lakes and streams in Montserrat. This condition is also known as bilharzia.
Zika in Montserrat
Global Affairs Canada has issued a warning about the risk of contracting Zika in Montserrat. Zika is a viral disease spread by mosquitoes, and infection during pregnancy has been linked to birth defects. Women who are pregnant or planning to get pregnant should take advice before travelling to Montserrat. Zika symptoms include rash, itch, mild fever, headache, red eyes, muscle and joint pains. Avoid mosquito bites by using insect repellents (50% DEET) and by wearing protective clothing. Mosquito nets and air conditioning should be used when sleeping.

Covid-19 Testing for Montserrat

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Recommended Vaccines for Montserrat

Vaccine NameCourse
Hepatitis A2 Doses
Hepatitis A and B combined (adult)3 Doses
Hepatitis A and B combined (paediatric)2 Doses
Hepatitis A and typhoid (combined)1 Dose
Hepatitis A (paediatric)1 Dose
Hepatitis B3 Doses
Typhoid1 Dose
Typhoid (oral)1 Dose
This is a general list of travel vaccinations and immunisations for Montserrat. Specific vaccines can only be determined after appointment with our travel nurse.

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About Montserrat

Montserrat is a British territory comprising an island in the Caribbean. Half the island became uninhabitable in the 1990s because of volcanic activity.

top Tips for travelling to Montserrat

The south of the island, including the one-time capital city, has been abandoned and is off limits because of volcanic activity. The curious can view it from a boat trip, however. You can also find out more about the volcano at the Montserrat Volcano Observatory.