New Year’s Eve Travel Plans

If you are planning to welcome 2018 with a bang in an exotic foreign location, always make sure you are prepared. As some travel vaccinations might take a few weeks to be active, you have to consult a vaccination clinic as soon as possible. Some of the most popular new year’s destinations include Brazil, Australia, and the Bahamas. Have a look below for some interesting facts about these locations and what vaccination is needed if you are planning to go there in a few weeks. 


New Year’s eve in Rio de Janeiro is a true classic. Copacabana Beach is famous for its fireworks displays, great celebrations and all-night-long dance parties. If you are welcoming new opportunities and a more adventurous life, don’t look further than Rio for your celebrations.

The travel vaccination needed for Rio de Janeiro include hepatitis A, typhoid and yellow fever. You will also need to make sure you take your anti-malaria medication . Because of the high presence of mosquitoes-borne illnesses you should consult a travel clinic before your trip and see what the best protection is for you.


Another warm, fun and exotic location for a great new year’s eve is Australia. Tourists and locals alike often celebrate the new year on Sydney’s beaches, 11 hours before everybody else in the UK.

To go to Australia you won’t need any travel vaccinations however you should check with a clinic if you need to get a booster and if you want to travel around.

New Orleans

Celebrate the new year with amazing firework displays over the Mississippi river and watch the baby new year being dropped by Jax Brewery in Jackson Square as well as enjoying delicious doughnuts from cafe du Monde.

There are no vaccination requirements to travel to the USA, however consult your clinic if you are planning to travel around.

Jost Van Dyke

Old Year’s night, as commonly known in this British virgin island is one of the most exciting nights of the year. Enjoy this special occasion at Foxy’s Tamarind Bar and in the grand Harbor with live music, eating and drinking.

Most people travelling to the British Virgin Islands get vaccinated for Hepatitis A and Typhoid, the Zika virus is also a risk in the British Virgin Islands so pregnant women, their partners or those planning a pregnancy should avoid the trip as the virus causes serious birth defects.

If you are travelling to any of the destinations above for New Year’s Eve, contact us about your vaccination requirements, we will be happy to help!