Colombia vaccinations: which ones do you need?

Are you planning a holiday in Colombia? Prepare your journey well as certain vaccinations are strongly recommended, however not mandatory. Which specific vaccinations you require, depends on the places you plan tot visit and on the duration of your stay in this beautiful country.

Colombia is located in the northwest of South America and has a tropical climate. Temperatures are fairly constant throughout the year. Colombia is home to diverse landscapes and varied scenic beauty: the Andes Mountains; the Pacific coast and the Caribbean coast; the plains of the Orinoco and the rainforests of the Amazon. Besides protecting yourself against infectious diseases, you should avoid mosquito bites as both malaria and dengue fever occur in ColombiaOur KLM Health Services nurses will gladly inform you about the required immunisations and vaccines and happily provide advice on how to safely travel to this beautiful country. Click here to make an appointment (in Dutch) with one of our nurses.

Colombia vaccinations: the most common risks

Vaccines can protect you against various (tropical) diseases that are prevalent in Colombia. Please look below for an overview of the most common diseases and health risks in this country and read which specific immunisations your trip to Colombia requires.


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.


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.

Yellow Fever - recommended and possibly compulsory from Yellow Fever area

In this country Yellow Fever is prevalent. There is a potential risk for travellers. Vaccination is recommended. Vaccination is possibly COMPULSORY when traveling from a Yellow Fever area. Please contact KLM Health Services to discuss or vaccination applies to you.

Zika virus

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

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

Make your trip to Colombia 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 Colombia? Make an appointment!

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

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