Are you leaving for the British Indian Ocean Territory soon? After reading our travel advice about this island, you will know better how to prepare yourself for your trip. Which specific precautions and vaccinations the British Indian Ocean Territory requires will amongst others depend on your trip and the length of your stay in this country.
Vaccinations British Indian Ocean Territory: common risks
You may encounter diseases in the British Indian Ocean Territory 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 British Indian Ocean Territory 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.
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 against typhoid fever depends on your personal situation. Please contact KLM Health Services for a personal advice.