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Do You Need Vaccines to Travel to Niue?

Do You Need Vaccines to Travel to Niue? 💉 [2024]

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Travel Vaccination Advice for Niue

Although Niue looks exotic and a world away from what you know back home, it is one of the safest South Pacific countries to visit. In fact, if we can be candid, this guide can be cut short right here by stating that there are no required vaccines to travel to Niue. However, the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends that travellers be covered with up-to-date vaccinations for diphtheria, tetanus, measles, mumps, rubella and polio when travelling anywhere in the world, including Niue. We go through the whole list of mandatory and recommended vaccinations for Niue in this guide.

What Vaccinations Do You Need to Enter Niue?

There are no vaccination requirements for entering Niue except for if you are coming from a yellow fever area. In this case, you need an International Health Certificate showing immunisation within the last 10 years.

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Required Vaccinations for Niue

There is currently one vaccination required for travel to Niue:

  • Yellow fever vaccination (if you have been to a yellow fever area within 10 days of arrival in Niue).

Do You Need a COVID-19 Vaccination to Enter Niue?

Commencing 30 March 2023, “All travellers to Niue are not required to be fully vaccinated for Covid-19,” as stated by the Government of Niue.

In the event of any policy change, we will update this page or head to the travel advisory page of Niue Tourism.

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Recommended Vaccinations for Niue

So yes, the list below seems quite long. However, the risk of travellers contracting the viruses below is extremely slim in Niue. The list below is of common vaccines that are recommended to most travellers.

Being up to date with your vaccinations will offer peace of mind when travelling to remote South Pacific Islands such as Niue. We recommend booking an appointment with your doctor between four and six weeks before departure, so you have time to schedule all the required vaccinations and boosters before you leave.

When you get vaccines for you or your children (or yourself), make sure to keep a record of them – many practices offer a “Travel Vaccination Passport”.

Travel Vaccinations for Niue

Hepatitis A Vaccine

Also known as “Hep A”, Hepatitis A spreads through unhygienic food and water. Most cases see a full recovery from Hepatitis A and the vaccine is close to 100% protective.

Hepatitis B Vaccine

Hepatitis B is a very serious disease that spreads through bodily fluids, such as blood, saliva and such. The vaccine is extremely efficient while treatment is complex and long.

COVID-19 Vaccine

Although most of the population in Niue is vaccinated against COVID-19, it can still be prevalent in travellers to and from the country. It’s best to be vaccinated to prevent/decrease symptoms.

Routine Vaccinations

Measles Mumps Rubella (MMR) Vaccine

The “MMR” vaccine is part of the basic round of vaccines given to children in many countries. Although you are likely to have had this vaccine as a kid, getting a booster every 10 years or so is recommended.

Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis (TDAP) Vaccine

The TDAP vaccine prevents tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis, which are airborne diseases that can also affect open wounds. While this is a routine vaccination in children in many countries, an adult booster is recommended, particularly for pertussis.

Polio Vaccine

Spreading through food and water, polio is mostly eradicated as it is part of the routine vaccine for children across the world. A single adult booster vaccine is recommended.

Meningitis Vaccine

Meningococcal disease, which causes meningitis, has been an issue in the South Pacific before but not in Niue. This vaccine is still recommended to anyone that has not been vaccinated before especially for young and senior travellers.

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Health Issues to Be Aware of in Niue

While Niue is safe for most travellers, there are a few slightly more common medical issues experienced in Niue. Take a look at the list below of some that you need to be aware of. For more information on symptoms, see Niue Safety Tips: Is it Safe to Travel to Niue?

Heatstroke

Spending too long under the Niue sun may give you that holiday glow that will make the whole office jealous, but it can also cause heatstroke. It can be prevented by applying high-factor sunscreen every three hours, covering up exposed skin, staying in the shade at midday, and drinking plenty of water. Check out our recommended sunscreens and sun protection advice in The Best Sunscreens for Niue + Sun Protection Tips.

Dengue Fever

Dengue fever is a mosquito-transmitted disease that has had a few outbreaks in Niue. While there is no vaccine for dengue fever, the best way to prevent it is to avoid being bitten by day-biting mosquitos. See the 10 Ways to Avoid Mosquito Bites in Niue for prevention methods.

E.Coli (Traveller’s Diarrhoea)

E.Coli is a virus resulting from contaminated food and water. Precautions to take include boiling water for at least 10 minutes if the water is not from a safe source and washing hands regularly. See more tips for making sure you have access to safe drinking water in our guide, Is the Water Safe to Drink in Niue?

Ciguatera

Ciguatera is fish poisoning caused by eating reef fish that have eaten particular types of seaweed. The best way to prevent it is to avoid eating reef fish; restaurants in Niue only tend to serve bluewater fish, which are not susceptible to carrying the disease.

Get more tips for staying safe and healthy using our Niue Safety Tips.

More About Vaccines to Travel to Niue + More Health Tips

That’s it for the guide to vaccines to travel to Niue. For more health advice, check out the following guides:

Finally, get even more travel tips for Niue from The Complete Travel Guide to Niue and the 31 Tips for Travelling in Niue.

Author

Robin C.

This article was reviewed and published by Robin, the co-founder of Niue Pocket Guide. He has lived, worked and travelled across 16 different countries before settling in the South Pacific, so he knows a thing or two about planning the perfect trip in this corner of the world. He is also consulting regularly with Niue Tourism to ensure content accuracy. Robin is also the co-founder of several other South Pacific travel guides and is a regular host of webinars with the South Pacific Tourism Organisation.

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