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Marshall Islands Required Vaccinations:
Routine Immunizations

Due to ongoing Measles outbreaks, Marshall Islands require proof of Measles vaccination from travellers between 6 months of age and those born in or after 1957 in the US and 1970 in Canada. Travellers born before 1957 in the US and 1970 in Canada are considered immune. Vaccination must have been administered at least 14 days prior to arrival.

Travellers without proof of vaccination will be denied entry. Marshall Islands citizens and residents without proof of vaccination will be granted entry but will be quarantined for 14 days and will be vaccinated.

Travellers departing the Marshall Islands to any Measles-affected area also need to provide proof of Measles vaccination.

Accepted proof of Measles vaccination includes: An immunization card that documents the type of vaccine, date of vaccination (minimum 14 days before travel), provider's name and signature, and the name and signature of person vaccinated. Documented laboratory confirmation of immunity or an immunization card documenting a history of measles disease will also be accepted.


Your trip is a good occasion to make sure your routine immunizations are up-to-date. Many vaccine preventable illnesses are making a resurgence due to non-vaccination, incomplete vaccination, and waning immunity. See your healthcare practitioner if you are unsure of your vaccination status.


Recommended vaccines

The following vaccinations are recommended for your protection and to prevent the spread of infectious diseases. Before you travel, the following vaccines should be reviewed and updated if necessary:

  • Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (Tdap)
  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)
  • Polio
  • Influenza

Influenza vaccination is recommended for all travellers over 6 months of age, especially for children, pregnant women, persons over 65, and those with chronic health conditions such as asthma, diabetes, lung disease, heart disease, immunosuppressive disorders, and organ transplant recipients.

Note: In the northern hemisphere the flu season typically runs from November to April. In the southern hemisphere, it runs from April to October, and year-round in the tropics.


Additional recommendations

Depending on your age, health status, lifestyle or occupational risk, the following vaccinations may also be recommended:

  • Meningococcal Meningitis
  • Pneumococcal Pneumonia
  • Varicella
  • Human Papillomavirus
  • Herpes Zoster
  • Haemophilius influenza type B
  • Rotavirus

To see what routine and travel-related vaccines are recommended and required for your trip, check out:

World Immunization Chart


Information last updated: February 13, 2020



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