Are you leaving for the Galápagos Islands soon? After reading our travel advice about the Galápagos Islands, you will know better how to prepare yourself for your trip. Which specific precautions the Galápagos Islands require will amongst others depend on your trip and the length of your stay on these islands.
The Galápagos Islands are an archipelago of volcanic islands. They are distributed on each side of the equator in the Pacific Ocean and are part of the Republic of Ecuador.
Vaccinations the Galápagos Islands: common risks
You may encounter diseases on the Galápagos Islands against which you are normally not immune. The right vaccinations can protect you against these diseases. Check out the main health risks on these islands below, so you know immediately which specific vaccinations the Galápagos Islands require. 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 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.
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.