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Before You Go
A good travel insurance policy that includes health insurance is strongly recommended.
If you are planning on diving, make sure to register for proper diver’s insurance. Try DAN (www.diversalertnetwork.org).
No vaccinations are required for visiting Sint Eustatius. However, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that all travelers be covered for diphtheria, tetanus, measles, mumps, rubella and polio, regardless of their destination. Since most vaccines don’t produce immunity until at least two weeks after they’re given, visit a doctor at least six weeks before departure.
In Sint Eustatius
Availability & Cost of Healthcare
Oranjestad's Queen Beatrix Medical Centre has quite a good reputation considering the island’s remoteness and minuscule population. There are always two doctors on call 24 hours a day.
Statia's water comes from a variety of sources including rainfall collection and runoff; it's best to drink bottled water.