Information for Patient
The healthcare system of Tokelau is regulated by the government health department. All three atolls have a hospital each, where basic treatments can be delivered. There are no private hospitals in Tokelau.
It is recommended for anyone planning to travel to Tokelau to purchase an extensive health insurance plan with an option to evacuate abroad to seek treatments in case of a medical emergency.
Information for Health Care Professionals
In the past few years, a severe shortage of medical doctors has been experienced throughout the atolls. It is expected to alleviate with the incoming Tokelauan medical graduates, however foreign doctors are welcomed.
The official languages of instruction are Tokelauan and English.
Information for Travelers
In addition to all routine vaccinations, recommended vaccinations to be completed before travelling to Tokelau include the following: Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Polio, Influenza, Hepatitis A and B, typhoid.
All visitors entering Tokelau are required to provide proof of immunization against measles.
Skin infections are prone to develop in Tokelau due to the tropical climate; therefore, tourists are advised to bring a supply of plasters and antibiotic tablets and topical creams.
The official languages of Tokelau are Tokelauan and English.
Link to the Ministry of health website for Tokelau: https://www.tokelau.org.nz/Tokelau+Government/Government+Departments/Department+of+Health.html