Bouvet Island

Bouvet Island

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Bouvet Island, the most remote island on earth, is an uninhabited volcanic island in the south Atlantic Ocean, halfway between South Africa and Antarctica. It is covered by glaciers and is most easily reached by ship and then by helicopter. There are no seaport or airports.

The island was discovered in 1739 by the French naval officer Jean-Baptiste Charles Bouvet de Lozier, after whom the island is named. In 1825, the island came under British control. Later, in 1928, the island was transferred to the Norwegian administration, under which it has remained until today. This Norwegian territory is administered by the Ministry of Justice and the Oslo Police.

In 1971 the island and its surrounding waters were designated as a nature reserve. Today, the island is used for wildlife research and meteorological surveillance. Penguins and fur seals are species studied on the island.

There are no diseases to report, nor vaccinations required for this uninhabited island.

Currency NOK: Norwegian Krone
Language Norwegian
Capital None
Recent Alerts None
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Diseases To Be Aware Of

The diseases listed below are those which occur most often in Bouvet Island. Other, less frequently encountered diseases might be displayed within the Travel Alerts section if they have occurred recently.

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Vaccinations to Consider

The following is a list of recommended vaccinations for travelling to Bouvet Island.

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Medications to Consider

The following is a list of recommended medications for travelling to Bouvet Island.

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Safety and Security in Bouvet Island

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Personal Safety

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