Christmas Island

Information for Patients
The medical facilities in Christmas Island were limited and could not cope with the demand for medical care. There is only one hospital on the island, which provides essential medical services such as orthopaedics, women health, paediatrics, ophthalmology, and radiology. However, In the case of serious illness or accident, air ambulance to Australia may be required. It is highly recommended to have adequate travel health insurance and accessible funds to cover medical treatment and repatriation costs.


Information for Health Care Professionals
No online information for a medical license application for foreign health care professionals has been found.


Information for Travelers 
Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B and Typhoid vaccinations are recommended for most travellers. In addition, yellow fever vaccination is required if travelling from a country with risk of yellow fever transmission. Chikungunya outbreak has been found on the island. Please use mosquito repellents and netting to protect yourselves.

The official languages of hospitals on Christmas Island are English and Chinese.

 

 


References:
https://www.iamat.org/country/christmas-island#
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-03-01/federal-government-recruits-medical-experts-christmas-island/10854208
https://www.passporthealthusa.com/destination-advice/christmas-island/