Are you leaving for Antigua and Barbuda soon? After reading our travel advice about these islands, you will know better how to prepare yourself for your trip. Which specific precautions and vaccinations Antigua and Barbuda require will, amongst other things, depend on your trip and the length of your stay in this country.
Antigua and Barbuda is a sovereign island country in the West Indies. It lies at the conjuncture of the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean in the Leeward Islands part of the Lesser Antilles. The country consists of two major islands, Antigua and Barbuda, and the uninhabited Redonda. The climate in Antigua and Barbuda is tropical, hot and humid all year round, with a relatively cool, dry season from January to mid-April and a hot, humid, and rainy season from mid-June to mid-November.
Antigua and Barbuda vaccinations: the most common risks
You may encounter diseases in Antigua and Barbuda against which you are normally not immune. The right vaccinations can protect you against these diseases. Check out the main health risks in this country below, so you know immediately which specific vaccinations Antigua and Barbuda require. Also read our tips for travelling. This way you can best protect yourself against health risks from water, food, sun and insects.
In this country Yellow Fever is not prevalent. However, when you’re traveling FROM a Yellow fever area vaccination can be COMPULSORY. Please contact KLM Health Services to discuss or vaccination applies to you.
Recommended vaccinations and risks
In this country Chikungunya is prevalent. A good protection against mosquito bites in the daytime is necessary.
In this country dengue fever is prevalent. A good protection against mosquito bites in the daytime is necessary.
In this country Schistosomiasis is prevalent. Please contact KLM Health Services for personal advice.