- The Government of Samoa declared a one month state of emergency on 15 November.
- The Tonga Ministry of Health declared a measles outbreak on 22 October.
- The Fiji Ministry of Health declared a measles outbreak on 7 November.
- The New Zealand outbreak is largely concentrated around Auckland.
If you’re considering travelling to any destination in the Pacific region, we strongly recommend you:
- Check your vaccinations are up to date, and talk to your doctor about getting a blood test to check your immunity, especially if you’re over 50. If your vaccinations need updating, you should be fully vaccinated at least 2 weeks before you travel.
- Talk to your doctor before travelling to Pacific destinations with children, or if you are pregnant or immunocompromised.
- Read our advice about vaccinations, infectious diseases and medical assistance overseas before you go.
- Read the travel advice for your destination.
For travel to American Samoa, you must show proof that you've had a measles vaccination at least 2 weeks before you arrive. American Samoa Department of Legal Affairs.