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Nauru Health Care and Vaccinations

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

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

Health Care

Nauru has two hospitals - Nauru General Hospital and Nauru Phosphate Corporation Hospital. There are no medical specialists, and serious or complicated cases are sent by air to Australia for treatment. Travellers are advised to take out full health insurance prior to departure.

Food and Drink

Tap water is safe to drink. Bottled water is available. Local meat, poultry, seafood, fruit and vegetables are generally considered safe to eat.

Other Risks

Vaccinations against tuberculosis and hepatitis B are recommended if staying for six months or longer.