Belize is located in Central America and is bordered by Mexico and Guatemala. The country has several tropical climates that are influenced by the sea and by mountain ranges. Unfortunately, hurricanes and tropical storms are also frequent in Belize. February, March and April are usually warm and dry and are considered the best time to travel. Hurricanes are most likely in August, September and October. Regardless of your travel plans for Belize, always be aware of the risk of diseases and protect yourself against mosquitoes. Malaria occurs in Belize. We’ll gladly tell you what vaccinations you require for your trip to Belize and provide advice on what else you can do to reduce health risks during your stay. Click here to make an appointment with one of our nurses.
Belize vaccinations: the most common risks
You may encounter diseases in Belize 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 Belize requires. Also read our tips for travelling. This way you can best protect yourself against health risks from water, food, sun and insects.
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.
Vaccination against hepatitis B depends on your personal situation. Please contact KLM Health Services for a personal advice.
Vaccination depends on your personal situation. In this country mammals could be infected with Rabies. Avoid contact with mammals. Please contact KLM Health Services for good and personal advice.
In this country Zika virus is prevalent. A good protection against mosquito bites in the daytime is necessary.
There is an increased risk of measles in this country. A MMR (Mumps Measles Rubella) vaccination is recommended for anyone who has not been vaccinated against measles or has experienced the disease.
In the Netherlands, most children now receive a vaccination against BMR. We therefore recommend a vaccination for some travellers. This advice depends on age, past vaccinations and diseases experienced.