Netherlands Antilles (former) vaccinations: which ones do you need?

Are you going on holiday to the Netherlands Antilles? Please take the proper precautions. Certain vaccinations are recommended for the Netherlands Antilles, although in most cases they are not mandatory. Which vaccinations you require, depends on the places you plan to visit and on your further journey.

Netherlands Antilles is the name for a wonderful group of islands in the Caribbean. Since 2010, the Netherlands Antilles no longer exist as a governmental unit, but the name is still being used to refer to the group of Caribbean islands that belong to Kingdom of the Netherlands. These are: Curacao, Bonaire, St. Maarten, St. Eustatius, Saba and Aruba. The islands have a tropical climate with year-round temperatures between 25 and 30 degrees Celsius. If your visit to the Antilles is part of a round trip, you should take into account additional health risks. For example, if you travel to nearby Venezuela – or to any other South American country – you may require additional vaccinations. Also, protect yourself well against the fierce sun and avoid mosquito bites (dengue fever). Malaria does not occur in the Netherlands Antilles. Our KLM Health Services nurses are happy to tell you which vaccinations you require for the Netherlands Antilles and provide advice on how to healthily travel to the Dutch islands in the Caribbean. Click here to make an appointment (in Dutch) with a nurse.

Netherlands Antilles vaccinations: the most common risks at a glance

Vaccines can make you resistant to various (tropical) diseases that occur in the Netherlands Antilles. Please find below a list of the most common risks and diseases on these Caribbean islands and read which specific immunisations you require for Netherlands Antilles.


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.

Yellow Fever - possibly compulsory

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.

Zika virus

In this country Zika virus is prevalent. A good protection against mosquito bites in the daytime is necessary.

A healthy trip to the Netherlands Antilles? Prepare for your trip with our tips

Make your trip to the Netherlands Antilles as pleasant as possible and avoid unexpected surprises. Below you will find helpful tips and tricks to prepare yourself for your journey.

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Seemingly innocent things such as food, water and bright sunlight can pose a risk to your health during your travels. Want to know what measures you can take to reduce these health risks? Please read our travel tips.

The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs travel advice (in Dutch) helps you prepare for safety risks during your stay abroad. The travel advice, for example, tells you which regions are safe and to which regions you should not travel. Sometimes there are security risks. If this is the case, please be alert or, preferably only travel to the country concerned if genuinely necessary. The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs has set up a central telephone number for travellers, which can be reached 24/7. Please call: +31 247 247 247.

Schedule a vaccination for Netherlands Antilles? Make an appointment!

Please make an appointment online for your Netherlands Antilles vaccinations. An overview of our branches can be found here. Do you have any other questions about immunisations for Netherlands Antilles? Please feel free to contact us and send an email to You can also visit our frequently asked questions page.

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