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17.12.19  /  Low  /  Solomon Islands – Travel Advice


17.12.19 Solomon Islands Travel Advice

On 15 December 2019, the U.K. Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) issued updated travel advice for the Solomon Islands, which reads in part as follows: “From 28 December 2019, to enter Solomon Islands you will need to show proof of vaccination against measles if you have travelled from or via (including transiting); Australia, New Zealand, American Samoa, Samoa, Fiji, Tonga and the Philippines. You must be vaccinated at least 15 days prior to arrival in Solomon Islands and you must be able to provide documentary evidence of your vaccination. Failure to do so may result in you being unable to board your inbound flight or deportation."

25.07.19  /  High  /  Costa Rica – Health Alert


25.07.19 Costa Rica Health Alert

On 23 July 2019, the U.S. Embassy in San Jose issued a Health Alert that reads in part as follows: “Location: San Jose, Costa Rica “Event: The U.S. Embassy in Costa Rica is aware of the reports regarding recent deaths in Costa Rica associated with the consumption of tainted alcohol. At this time, we are not aware of any U.S. citizen illness or death due to consuming adulterated alcohol in Costa Rica. The deaths have reportedly occurred throughout the country including seven cases in San Jose, four cases in Cartago, one case in Heredia, three cases in the Limón area and two cases in Guanacaste. Out of an abundance of caution, the Government of Costa Rica has issued a national alert and confiscated 30,000 bottles of alcohol from six brands: Guaro Montano, Guaro Gran Apache, Star Welsh, Aguardiente Barón Rojo, Aguardiente Timbuka, and Aguardiente Molotov. Please see below a link to the Costa Rican Ministry of Health Warning. Costa Rican Ministry of Health Warning “Actions to Take: The Embassy strongly recommends all persons avoid consuming alcohol from these brands. The Government of Costa Rica is investigating the situation and the Embassy remains in contact Costa Rica authorities regarding the ongoing investigation.”
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