Burkina Faso is a landlocked country in western Africa that is surrounded by six countries, including Ivory Coast, Ghana, Niger and Mali. Southern Burkina Faso has a savannah climate whereas the north has a semi-arid climate. The north is dominated by desert landscape. Regardless of your holiday itinerary for Burkina Faso, always be aware of the risk of (tropical) diseases and mosquitoes. Malaria is prevalent in Burkina Faso. We’ll gladly tell you about the required vaccinations and provide information on what else you can do to minimise health risks during your stay. Click here to make an appointment (in Dutch) with one of our nurses.
Burkina Faso vaccinations: the most common risks
You may encounter diseases in Burkina Faso 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 Burkina Faso 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.
Vaccination against meningococcal depends on your personal situation. Please contact KLM Health Services for good and 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 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.