South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands

Information for Patients
Healthcare in the South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands is small and reduced for only a small amount of people as the native population is both tiny (30 as of 2019) and receives an influx of visitors on their way to Antarctica. The South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands are a British Overseas Territory but is self-governing, meaning it is not part of the British National Health Insurance Scheme (NHS). Only general medicine is practice.


Information for Health Care Professionals
There is no accessibility for new doctors to practice in the South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.


Information for Travelers 
Hepatitis A vaccines are recommended prior to arrival in the island due to issues with water contamination. There is only one general practitioner in the entire country. Travelers are advised to understand their own health status prior to arrival. All health emergencies are subsequently transferred to the Falkland Islands/ Malvinas but as there is no direct transportation link, making this immensely challenging. 

The common language in South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands is English.


Link to the Ministry of health website for that country: N/A

 

References:
https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/south-georgia-south-sandwich-islands  
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/south-georgia-and-south-sandwich-islands/health 
https://oceanwide-expeditions.com/faq/how-many-people-live-in-the-south-sandwich-islands