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Health advice for travellers faced with measles.

Health advice for travellers faced with measles.

We strongly recommend that you consult the Government of Canada website regularly for the latest updates.

Source :

As of March 6, 2024

Travel outside Canada

Measles prevention is particularly important if you’re planning to travel. You may need additional doses of measles vaccine before traveling outside Canada.

If you plan to travel outside Canada :

Make sure you’ve had at least 1 dose of a measles vaccine if you have no history of measles and were born before 1970.

2 doses of measles vaccine are recommended for :

  • born in 1970 or later
  • aged 12 months and over
  • who have no history of measles

Traveling infants can be vaccinated against measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) from the age of 6 months. They should receive 1 dose before traveling if they are under 1 year old.

The best way to determine whether you are fully protected against measles or need additional vaccinations is to consult a health care provider.

Consult a health-care provider if you develop measles symptoms while travelling or after returning to Canada. Call ahead so precautions can be taken to help prevent spread to others.

If you notice any symptoms of measles during your flight, inform :

  • flight crew before landing
  • the border services officer when you enter the country

A quarantine officer will assess your symptoms and provide assistance.

Find out more:

Contact our team if you would like to schedule a travel health consultation at 1-855-582-2246