Chile vaccinations: which ones do you need?

Are you going to Chile soon? Then it is important to make proper preparations. Certain vaccinations are recommended for Chile, however not mandatory. The required vaccinations vary and depend on the areas you plan to visit during your travels in this South American country.

Chile is an elongated country with varying climates: a desert climate in the north; highland climate inlands; a Mediterranean climate in central Chile and a wintery climate in the south. Chile consists of a succession of diverse landscapes, ranging from extremely arid deserts in the north to fertile valleys around the capital Santiago to desolate pampas and vast ice fields in Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego. In short: Chile offers many beautiful spots. Protect yourself well against possible diseases and beware of the strong sun. Furthermore, avoid mosquito bites due to the risk of dengue fever. Our KLM Health Services nurses will gladly inform you about the required immunisations and vaccines for Chile and are happy to tell you what other precautions you can take for a healthy trip. Click here to make an appointment (in Dutch) with one of our KLM Health Services nurses.

Chile vaccinations: the most common risks

Vaccines can make you resistant to various infectious diseases that occur in Chile. Our experts have put together a list of the most common health risks so you can quickly identify which specific vaccinations you require for Chile and what additional precautions you can take for a healthy stay in this beautiful country.


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.


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.

Zika virus

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

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

Make your trip to Chile 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 Chile? Make an appointment!

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

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