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 Colombia. We’ll 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
You may encounter diseases in Colombia 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 Colombia requires. Also read our tips for travelling. This way you can best protect yourself against health risks from water, food, sun and insects.
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.
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 A is recommended for all travelers to this country.
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.
In this country Zika virus is prevalent. A good protection against mosquito bites in the daytime is necessary.