Asylum: Rwanda

Home Office written question – answered on 1st June 2022.

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Photo of The Bishop of Southwark The Bishop of Southwark Bishop

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether asylum seekers removed to Rwanda as part of the UK–Rwanda Asylum Partnership Arrangement will receive vaccinations for (1) Hepatitis A, (2) Tetanus, and (3) Typhoid, prior to travelling to that country, in line with (a) advice, and (b) recommendations, from the (i) National Health Travel Network, and (ii) the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.

Photo of Baroness Williams of Trafford Baroness Williams of Trafford The Minister of State, Home Department

Various vaccinations are routinely offered to individuals within our detention estate pending their transfer or returns overseas.

Upon relocation to Rwanda, individuals will be provided with the healthcare and other support needed to ensure their health, security and wellbeing. This includes vaccinations where appropriate.

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