Would you travel to Fiji for a holiday if you were pregnant?
Zika virus, as well as Dengue fever, is considered a high risk in Fiji and as a result, pregnant women are advised not to travel to Fiji. The cdc says women who are pregnant should not be traveling to Fiji. If you are pregnant, consider postponing non-essential travel to this country.
Should you go on holiday when pregnant?
Air travel is generally safe if you’re having an uncomplicated pregnancy. If you have any pregnancy complications, check with your midwife or GP that there’s no medical reason to stop you flying, such as high blood pressure or a risk of deep vein thrombosis.
Is Zika in Fiji?
Zika first appeared in the Pacific in 2007 in a large outbreak on the island of Yap (Federated States of Micronesia). It re-emerged in the region with cases reported for the first time in French Polynesia in 2013-14, New Caledonia in 2014, and Cook Islands, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Fiji and Samoa in 2015.
When should you not go on vacation pregnant?
The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and the International Air Travel Association recommend that expecting mothers in an uncomplicated pregnancy avoid travel from the 37th week of pregnancy through birth.