If you are planning a trip to Europe for the next few months and you are not vaccinated or have not been given measles, it is recommended to get vaccinated against this disease 14 days before your trip.
Given the outbreaks that have occurred in some countries of the European continent, the Traveler’s Guide of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs recommends vaccination against measles to all those who plan to travel to Europe, (specifically to Italy, Romania, Greece, and Germany) and carry out the following actions.
Before your trip
They should be vaccinated against measles 14 days before the trip:
- Adolescents and adults who do not have doses or have never had measles should apply two separate doses for at least 28 days.
- Travelers who are between 6 and 11 months old.
- Travelers 1-year-old.
- Travelers of childbearing age.
If during or 21 days after the trip you present fever or hives:
- Do not self-medicate and seek medical attention as soon as possible.
- Drink plenty of fluids or electrolytes to prevent dehydration.
- Inform the medical staff of your stay in Europe.
- Pregnant travelers cannot get the measles vaccine.
- If you have symptoms during your flight, also notify a flight attendant before landing or an international health officer when you leave the flight.