Ecuador vaccinations: which ones do you need?

If you plan to travel to Ecuador, then it is important to make proper precautions. Certain vaccinations are recommended. Which vaccinations you need for Ecuador, is partly determined by the places you plan to visit and the duration of your stay.

Ecuador is located in the northwest of South America and is popular among youngsters who go backpacking. The climates in Ecuador vary a great deal due to the many different types of landscape. The lower parts in the southwest for example have a subtropical climate, whereas the climate in the northwest is tropical. Further inland is a marine climate and highest areas in Ecuador have an Alpine climate. From a weather point of view, the best time to travel to Ecuador is between June and September. Hiking through landscapes with rumbling volcanoes; paddling through the Amazon jungle; strolling the streets of the colonial towns; and wildlife-watching off the coast of the Galapagos Islands: Ecuador is small but very versatile. If you visit Ecuador, please take into account the risk of infectious diseases, but also beware of the strong sunlight and avoid mosquito bites. Both malaria and dengue fever occur in Ecuador. Furthermore, beneath the wild landscape lies the hidden risk of earthquakes. However, don’t be put off by potential risks as a positive travel advice applies for Ecuador! Our skilled nurses gladly provide advice regarding a healthy stay in Ecuador and are happy to tell you which immunisations and vaccinations you require. Click here to make an appointment with one of our KLM Health Services nurses. Travel carefree and return home at ease.

Ecuador vaccinations: the most common risks

In Ecuador, you run the risk of catching a (tropical) disease to which you are probably not resistant.  Fortunately, vaccines can protect you against these. That’s why our health experts have put together a list of the most common diseases and health risks. You can see at a glance which specific vaccinations you require and what additional precautions you can take.


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 Ecuador? Prepare for your trip with our tips

Make your trip to Ecuador 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 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 Ecuador? Make an appointment!

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

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