Anguilla is all that the Caribbean islands – beautiful white sandy beaches, turquoise waters, picturesque bays, not to mention the gentle breeze and palm trees as far as the eye can see.
Anguilla, a British overseas territory in the eastern Caribbean, owes its name to its elongated eel-like shape (anguilla in Spanish)
The archipelago consists of a main island 26km long by 5 wide, housing the capital “The Valley” and a multitude of small islands and islets without permanent population. The archipelago has 13,500 inhabitants in 2016.
A casual and casual atmosphere characterizes the island, and the inhabitants and visitors during their stay there adopt this rhythm of life.
But for sports enthusiasts it is also in abundance that you will find outdoor activities such as scuba diving in exceptional coral reefs and water sports such as kitesurfing and paddle boarding among others. Then you can relax with a massage on a white sandy beach.
Its beaches, long stretches of white sand, such as Rendezvous Bay, with views of the neighboring island of Saint Martin, its isolated coves only reached by boat, such as Little Bay. Protected areas include Big Spring Cave, known for its prehistoric petroglyphs and East End Pond, a wildlife conservation site.
HEALTH INFORMATION FOR ANGUILLA
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We make every effort to ensure that the information posted on our website is up to date and accurate according to the latest public health recommendations; however, it is impossible for us to make changes on a daily basis.
For the most current travel health recommendations, please call our clinic as make an appointment with one of our travel health professionals.
ANGUILLA – RECOMMENDED VACCINES
|Hepatitis A||Recommended for all travelers.|
|Tetanus – Diphteria – Pertussis Vaccine||Tetanus: In exceptional circumstances (eg, stay in a region where access to health care is limited), for a person aged 18 years or older, 1 dose of DT may be given if 5 years or more has elapsed since the last dose.|
Otherwise, one booster dose at the age of 50*.
Pertussis (Whooping Cough): 1 dose is recommended for pregnant women, for every pregnancy, regardless of immunization history and the interval since the last dose (betwen week 26 and 32).
*Only applicable for Quebec.
|Measles – Rubella – Mumps||Two doses recommended for all travelers born after 1970, if not previously given.|
|Rabies||For travelers at high risk of animal bites or being involved in activities with bats. Clients who plan to visit remote areas may consider receiving this vaccine. Important to note the pre-exposure rabies vaccine is administered in 2 doses with one week interval between doses. Post-exposure vaccination is always recommended, even for those previously vaccinated.|
|Flu – Influenza||Seasonal influenza occurs worldwide. The flu season usually runs from November to April in the northern hemisphere, between April and October in the southern hemisphere and year round in the tropics. Influenza (flu) is caused by a virus spread from person to person through coughing and sneezing or by touching infected surfaces. Everyone 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine yearly. Vaccine is recommended 14 days prior to departure.|
|Routine vaccines (dCaT, Polio, Meningococcal, Shingles, Pneumococcal, Hepatitis B, HPV, MMR & Varicella)||Recommended for all travelers|
|Hepatitis B||Consider for most travelers; recommended for those who might be exposed to blood or other body fluids, have sexual contact with the local population, or be exposed through medical treatment (e.g., for an accident).|
|African Tick Bite Fever||Could be present. All travellers should protect themselves against tick bites.|
|Traveler’s Diarrhea (ETEC)||Talk to your health care professional about the risks and precautionary measures to take, as well as the Dukoral® vaccine. Important to note that the Dukoral vaccine is an oral vaccine given in 2 doses, recommended at least 2 weeks prior to departure.|
|Dengue Fever, Chikungunya and/or Zika||There are many illnesses that are transmitted via mosquito bites and unfortunately we do not have vaccines to protect us against most of them. It is important to inquire with your healthcare professional regarding the specific risks and the different illnesses presently in circulation.|
RECOMMENDED MEDICATIONS FOR TRAVEL IN ANGUILLA
|Antibiotics Traveler’s Diarrhea||Ciprofloxacin, Azithromycin or Suprax.|
Emergency services for Anguilla
Dial 911 for emergency assistance.