Are you leaving for the Bahamas 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 the Bahamas require will, amongst other things, depend on your trip and the length of your stay in this country.
The Bahamas is an island country in the North Atlantic. The archipelagic state consists of more than 3,000 islands, cays, and islets in the Atlantic Ocean, and is located north of Cuba and Haiti, west of the Turks and Caicos Islands and southeast of the U.S. state of Florida. The climate is tropical, with a hot and rainy season from May to October and a cooler season from November to April. However, the temperatures don’t vary much between the different seasons and are high throughout the year.
Vaccinations Bahamas: common risks
You may encounter diseases in the Bahamas 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 the Bahamas 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 Zika virus is prevalent. A good protection against mosquito bites in the daytime is necessary.