Measles is common in many countries. Individuals who have never had measles infection or who are unvaccinated or incompletely vaccinated, may therefore be at risk from measles when travelling, in particular where they are staying with friends, family and/or mixing with the local population.

All travellers over the age of six months should seek travel health advice and ensure they are up to date with the MMR vaccination. (1)

There is a different vaccination schedule if you travel and you haven’t been vaccinated. Please check with your doctor. (2)