Places in US Virgin Islands

US Virgin Islands Health Care and Vaccinations

Title Special precautions
Diphtheria

Sometimes

Hepatitis A

Yes

Malaria

No

Rabies

No

Tetanus

Yes

Typhoid

No

Yellow Fever

No

Medical costs are very high and health insurance is essential. Medical facilities are of a similar standard to those in the USA. There are hospitals on St Croix and St Thomas; a clinic is located on St John.

Food and drink

Water precautions are advised outside the main centres. Mains water is considered safe to drink. Milk is pasteurised and dairy products are safe for consumption. Local meat, poultry, seafood, fruit and vegetables are generally considered safe to eat.

Other risks

Vaccinations against tuberculosis and hepatitis B are sometimes advised.

Edited by Jane Duru
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