Are you leaving for Brazil soon? After reading our travel advice about this country, you will know better how to prepare yourself for your trip. Which specific precautions and vaccinations Brazil requires will amongst others depend on your trip and the length of your stay in this country.
Brazil is the largest country in South America and in Latin America. Brazil is the world’s fifth-largest country by area and the seventh most populous. Its capital is Brasília, and its most populous city is São Paulo. Bounded by the Atlantic Ocean on the east, Brazil has a coastline of 7,491 kilometers (4,655 mi). It borders all other countries and territories in South America except Ecuador and Chile and covers roughly half of the continent’s land area.
It all depends on whether you solely travel to a city on the east coast – Rio de Janeiro or Sao Paolo for example – or whether you plan an inland jungle tour. For example, in the Amazon, malaria and yellow fever are prevalent. If you visit this area, it is wise to get vaccinated and to take anti-malaria medicines. Furthermore, you will need to protect yourself against the fierce sun and avoid mosquito bites. We’ll gladly inform you about the immunisations and vaccinations for Brazil and on how to prepare for a healthy trip. Click here to make an appointment (in Dutch) with a nurse.
Brazil vaccinations: the most common risks
You may encounter diseases in Brazil 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 Brazil 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 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.
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.
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 Schistosomiasis is prevalent. Please contact KLM Health Services for personal advice.
Vaccination is recommended for all travelers to this country.