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Oceania Travel Information

  • Size: 8,500,000 kmē
  • Population: 37 million
  • Countries: 14
  • Languages: Many local languages

Data sources: Countryaah Official Site

Oceania covers an area that is both well-traveled and fairly undiscovered by us westerners. Here you will get help with both interesting facts and useful information on how you need to vaccinate when you visit the area. Whether you are visiting Tonga or Australia, you can turn here for advice on how to vaccinate before traveling.

Australia

  • Capital: Canberra
  • Population: 23.7 million (2015)
  • Currency: Australian Dollar
  • Language: English
  • Country code for telephone: +61

We Swedes prefer to travel to Australia when it comes to destinations in Oceania. It is a country that, from having been a penal colony, has grown up and become a significant country in the western world. Here you will find everything from large and beautiful cities, to wonderful coral reefs and deserts that stretch as far as the eye can reach. Wildlife is also unique in Australia and one of the reasons we travel there.

Tourist in Australia

Tourist in Australia

There is a lot to discover in Australia. The land is large to the surface, but the population is, for understandable reasons, gathered around cities along the coasts. Australia is not only a historically important country with colonial history and urinals, it is also a modern country that offers its tourists many experiences, including the very unique wildlife.

Vaccination in Australia

Before going to Australia, if you have recently visited a certain country in Africa or South America, you must have a certificate that you have been vaccinated against the Yellow Fever. If you have otherwise gone through the Swedish vaccination program, there are no other risks with traveling to Australia, although this protection is also recommended to be reviewed.

Cook Islands

  • Capital: Avarua
  • Population: 19,569 (2006)
  • Currency: New Zealand dollar / Cook Islands dollar
  • Languages: English and Maori
  • Country code for telephone: +682

Cook Islands consists of a total of 15 islands located northeast of New Zealand, the country with which the Cook Islands are very close, as New Zealand is responsible for the country's defense and foreign policy, although there are indications that the Cook Islands are becoming more independently.

Tourist in Cook Islands

Tourist in Cook Islands

The country's largest source of income is tourism, where about 100,000 tourists visit the country annually. The country has been named by adventurer Thomas Cook who first arrived in the archipelago in 1773. With tourism as the main industry, Cook Islands is a paradise to visit for people, and there is much to discover here. In addition to lovely water and matchless sandy beaches, Cook Islands has a well-developed art collection, modern as well as historical.

Vaccination in Cook Islands

If you are traveling to Cook Islands, it is important to review your vaccination, and how it is with those you already have. Depending on who you are and how long you should stay, different vaccinations are recommended. Hepatitis A vaccination is recommended for everyone, and if you stay long you should also vaccinate against Hepatitis B. Tuberculosis you should also vaccinate against, as well as Typhoid if you plan to stay a long time in the country.

Fiji

  • Capital: Suva
  • Population: 858 038 (2012)
  • Currency: Fiji dollars
  • Languages: English and Fijian
  • Country Code for telephone: +679

Fiji is often referred to as a destination that we would like to explore, but few are aware of where the country really is. Fiji is a large archipelago of a total of 332 different islands, where about one third of the islands are inhabited. The country has one of the most developed economies in the Pacific Islands, thanks to its size and natural resources, but today the tourism industry is by far the largest.

Tourist at Fiji

Tourist at Fiji

The largest proportion of tourists in Fiji comes from Australia, New Zealand and the United States, but Europe has also woken up to this paradise country. What attracts the most with Fiji are the many chalky white sand beaches and the crystal clear water, sun holiday in other words, but there are also other things to discover, such as the botanical garden in Suva.

Vaccination on Fiji

If you come from a certain country in Africa or South America then you must be able to show a certificate that you have been vaccinated against Yellow Fever. Otherwise, the same recommendations apply as in neighboring countries, namely that everyone should vaccinate against Hepatitis A, many times Hepatitis B. In addition, it is good for a long stay to vaccinate against Typhoid and Tuberculosis, and check their current vaccination so that it is still is active.

New Zealand

  • Capital: Wellington
  • Population: 4.5 million (2014)
  • Currency: New Zealand Dollars
  • Languages: English and Maori
  • Country code for telephone: +64

New Zealand is an island nation southeast of Australia. The country consists of two major land masses. Although New Zealand's capital is Wellington, Auckland has the largest share of residents. New Zealand, like its neighbor Australia, has a unique nature where animal and plant life has been developed completely isolated from the rest of the world.

Tourist in New Zealand

Tourist

New Zealand is an island nation southeast of Australia. The country consists of two major land masses. Although New Zealand's capital is Wellington, Auckland has the largest share of residents. New Zealand, like its neighbor Australia, has a unique nature where animal and plant life has been developed completely isolated from the rest of the world.

Tourist in New Zealand

New Zealand is an exciting country to visit, not least for the fabulous scenery. The Alps in southern New Zealand are magnificent and incomparable, in the same way that the culture is completely unique to the nation. In addition, tourist flows to the country have increased greatly since Peter Jackson recorded his films about the Lord of the Rings in New Zealand.

Vaccination in New Zealand

When traveling to New Zealand, no vaccinations are needed. However, it is always a good idea to review their previous protection received under the Swedish vaccination model. If you plan to stay in New Zealand for a long time and are in a risk zone then it may be good to vaccinate against Hepatitis B.

New Zealand is an exciting country to visit, not least for the fabulous scenery. The Alps in southern New Zealand are magnificent and incomparable, in the same way that the culture is completely unique to the nation. In addition, tourist flows to the country have increased greatly since Peter Jackson recorded his films about the Lord of the Rings in New Zealand.

Vaccination in New Zealand

When traveling to New Zealand, no vaccinations are needed. However, it is always a good idea to review their previous protection received under the Swedish vaccination model. If you plan to stay in New Zealand for a long time and are in a risk zone then it may be good to vaccinate against Hepatitis B.

Papua New Guinea

  • Capital: Port Moresby
  • Population: 7 million (2011)
  • Currency: Papua New Guinean China
  • Languages: English, Hiri Motu and Tok Pisin
  • Country code for telephone: +675

Papua New Guinea is the country located on the eastern part of the island of New Guinea, and also belongs to the island of Melanesia. The nation is one of the most multicultural countries on the planet, where it speaks over 800 languages, some of which are also extinct. Papua New Guinea is also a fairly unexplored country, despite its population, and new species and plants are regularly found in the country.

Tourist at Papua New Guinea

Tourist at Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea is a very special country to visit. The magnificent nature experience is enough as a reason to visit the country, but with the strong cultural difference, there is a lot of human culture to discover.

Vaccination on Papua New Guinea

Before traveling to Papua New Guinea, you must have a certificate that you have been vaccinated against the Yellow fever, but this only applies if you have recently been to a certain country in Africa or South America. Before you go, you should make sure that your basic vaccination is still active and that you also vaccinate against Hepatitis A. If you stay longer in the country you should also vaccinate against Hepatitis B and belong to an extra vulnerable group, so you should vaccinate you against Japanese meningitis, Tuberculosis, Typhoid and Cholera. Malaria is also a problem in Papua New Guinea, but against it there is no protection other than to protect against mosquitoes.

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