Proof of vaccination for Solomons
All passengers arriving in the Solomon Islands are now required to complete a health declaration form regarding immunisation and exposure to measles. The forms should be available at check-in counters and on board all airlines flying into the country.
From December 28 all visitors arriving from measles-affected countries including American Samoa, Samoa, Fiji, Tonga, Australia, New Zealand and Philippines (including transit) will be required to provide proof of vaccination against measles at least two weeks prior to their date of arrival. Anyone arriving without such documentation will be denied entry.
Proof of vaccination will also be required from residents returning from the affected countries. Without it they will be placed in 21-day quarantine.
The only exemptions are for infants below than six months of age, pregnant women and people with documentary evidence of contraindications for measles vaccination, such as immune-deficiency and allergies. A doctors certificate is required in these cases.
Picture: East Rennell, Solomon Islands via UNESCO creative commons