Brazil vaccinations: which ones do you need?

Are you planning a trip to Brazil? Prepare your journey well as certain vaccines are recommended, however not mandatory. The required vaccinations vary and depend on the areas you plan to visit.

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. Our KLM Health Services nurses 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

If you travel to Brazil, you run the risk of catching a (tropical) disease, but vaccines can protect you against these. Our health experts have created an overview of the most common diseases in Brazil, so you can see at a glance which specific vaccinations you should get.


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 DTP is recommended for all travelers to this country.

Hepatitis A

Vaccination against hepatitis A is recommended for all travelers to this country.

Hepatitis B

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.


Mumps, Measles and Rubella (MMR) vaccination (BMR vaccination in Dutch) is recommended for travelers to this country who are not protected against measles yet. This includes children from 6 months and up who have not yet received their childhood MMR immunization.


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.

Yellow Fever - recommended

Vaccination is recommended for all travelers to this country.

Zika virus

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

A healthy trip to Brazil? Prepare for your trip with our tips

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

Our KLM Health Services’ Doctor Connect service allows your to contact a KLM Health Services expert 24/7, either by telephone, text message or WhatsApp. Not only in case of emergency but also if you have doubts. Subscribe to Doctor Connect.

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 Brazil? Make an appointment!

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

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