What type of health precautions should I take?
- Most travelers usually update their tetanus and hepatitis shots before traveling to any remote region of the world.
- Staph Infection can be a reality with any reef cuts in the tropics. We recommend bringing a dose of antibiotics from your doctor, in case a reef cut starts to develop signs of infection. Consult your doctor for a prescription if you are concerned or especially if you are allergic to typical types of oral antibiotics.
- Malaria is not a big problem in Marshall’s as there really aren’t bugs on the island. Consult your doctor if you are concerned.
- If you take a prescription medication make sure you bring the necessary paperwork that goes with it in case of an emergency.
- If you are prone to seasickness please bring something to counteract its effects such as dramamine or bonine.
- For more information please consult your doctor.
Should I be concerned about Malaria?
It is a matter of personal choice whether to take anti- malarial medication. Bugs are not really a problem in the Marshall Islands… you can sleep on the beach and wake up without a single bite.