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Northern Mariana Islands (U.S.), including Saipan, Tinian, and Rota Island

The Northern Mariana Islands is a group of 15 islands located in the western Pacific Ocean, and is a U.S. Commonwealth. The three main islands that are popular tourist destinations are Saipan, Tinian, and Rota Island. Saipan is the largest and most developed island, offering a mix of historical sites, beautiful beaches, and outdoor activities such as hiking and snorkeling. Tinian is known for its World War II history, including the famous Tinian Airfield where the Enola Gay took off to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. Rota Island is a quieter destination, with pristine beaches and opportunities for diving and fishing. All three islands offer a unique blend of American and Chamorro cultures, making for a truly unique vacation experience.

Northern Mariana Islands (U.S.), including Saipan, Tinian, and Rota Island Immunization Recommendations and Requirements

Before traveling, make sure you are up-to-date on all of your routine immunizations including influenza and COVID-19. Note that many vaccines that are now considered "routine" were not available until recent decades so you may not have received them at all, depending on your age and other factors. 

Infants, 6 to 11 months old should receive one dose of MMR and Hepatitis A prior to visiting Northern Mariana Islands (U.S.), including Saipan, Tinian, and Rota Island. This does not count toward routine childhood immunizations.

Talk to a travel health specialist

At Away Clinic we specialize in getting travelers ready for their trips to the world's most exotic destinations. We would be glad to assist you at the following locations:

To set up an appointment, see our self-scheduling page, call us at (480) 712-8865‬, or email us

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