Bhutan is a landlocked country in the Himalayas that is bordered by China (and Tibet) to the north and India to the south and west. The mountains largely influence the climate in Bhutan. During the monsoon season from June through to August it can be very wet, particularly in the valleys. By contrast, the winters can be extremely cold. Therefore, the best months for a trip to Bhutan are May, September and October. Whichever way you spend your holiday in Bhutan, always be aware of the risk of (tropical) diseases and mosquitoes. Malaria occurs in (southern) Bhutan. We’ll gladly tell you what vaccinations you require and provide advice on additional measures you can take to minimise health risk during your stay. Click here to make an appointment with one of our nurses.
Bhutan vaccinations: the most common risks
You may encounter diseases in Bhutan 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 Bhutan 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.
In this country Japanese encephalitis is (possibly) prevalent. Vaccination depends on your personal situation. Please contact KLM Health Services for a personal advice.
In this country there is a risk of getting malaria. Protection against mosquito bites is necessary during day- and nighttime. Sometimes malaria tablets are recommended, please contact KLM Health Services.
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.
Vaccination against tuberculosis depends on your personal situation. Please contact KLM Health Services for personal advice.
Typhoid vaccination is recommended for a duration of 2 weeks or longer for all travelers to this country.