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Montserrat Health Care and Vaccinations

Title Special precautions
Yellow Fever No*
Typhoid No
Diphtheria Yes
Hepatitis A Yes
Malaria No
Rabies No
Tetanus Yes

* A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required from travellers over one year of age coming from infected areas.

Health Care

There is a well-equipped hospital, providing 24-hour casualty service. Montserrat is a UK Dependency and a limited reciprocal health agreement exists with the UK. On presentation of proof of UK residence, free treatment is available at the general hospital and at state-run clinics to those aged over 65 and under 16. Dental treatment is also free for school-age children. Private health insurance is recommended. For specialist treatment, visitors are required to travel to neighbouring islands (eg Antigua or Guadeloupe).

Food and Drink

Mains water is safe to drink. Bottled water is available. Milk is pasteurised and dairy products are safe for consumption. Local meat, poultry, seafood, fruit and vegetables are generally considered safe to eat.

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