Egypt vaccinations: which ones do you need?

If you plan to travel to Egypt, then it is wise to make sure you are well informed and properly prepared. Certain vaccinations are recommended for Egypt, most of which are not mandatory.

Egypt is located in the northeast of Africa and has a desert climate. This means hot summers and cool winters. In Egypt, you can visit the pyramids, sail the Nile, stroll the streets of Cairo, visit the seemingly endless Arabian desert or dive and see the coral reefs in the Red Sea near the historic port of Hurghada. Whatever you plan to do, you will need to protect yourself well against possible diseases, the fierce sun and dengue mosquitoes. There is no malaria in Egypt. Our skilled nurses gladly provide advice regarding a healthy stay in Egypt and are happy to tell you which immunisations and vaccinations you require. Click here to make an appointment with a KLM Health Services nurse. Travel carefree and return home at ease.

Egypt vaccinations: the most common risks at a glance

In Egypt you run the risk of catching a (tropical) disease to which you are not resistant. Fortunately, vaccines can protect you and your children against these diseases. Our health experts have put together an overview of the most common health risks and diseases. You can see at a glance which specific vaccinations are required 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.


Mumps, Measles and Rubella (MMR) vaccination (BMR vaccination in Dutch) is recommended for travelers to this country who are not protected against measles yet. This includes children from 6 months and up who have not yet received their childhood MMR immunization.


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.

Yellow Fever - possibly compulsory

In this country Yellow Fever is not prevalent. However, when you’re traveling FROM a Yellow fever area vaccination can be COMPULSORY. 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 Egypt? Prepare for your trip with our tips

Make your trip to Egypt 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 Egypt? Make an appointment!

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

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