Guatemala vaccinations: which ones do you need?

Are you going to Guatemala soon and do you need travel advice? We are happy provide information about this Central American country and about potential health risks. Certain vaccinations are recommended for Guatemala, although in most cases these are not mandatory. Which vaccinations you require, depends on the places you plan to visit and on the duration of your stay.

Guatemala is a country Central America. It has a tropical climate, although temperatures are considerably lower up in the mountains. A journey through Guatemala is a voyage of discovery for travellers who love nature and like to be outdoors. The ancient Mayan culture, the colonial towns and breath-taking scenery make Guatemala a fascinating destination. Nonetheless, you need to take into account a few health risks: protect yourself well against possible diseases, the fierce sun and mosquitoes. Malaria is prevalent in the lower areas of Guatemala. Our nurses will gladly inform you about the required immunisations and vaccines for Guatemala and are happy to tell you what other precautions you can take to reduce health risks. Click here to make an appointment with a KLM Health Services nurse.

Guatemala vaccinations: the most common risks

In Guatemala, you run the risk of catching (tropical) diseases to which you are not resistant. Fortunately, vaccines can protect you and your children against these. Below is a list of the most common diseases and health risks so you can see at a glance which specific vaccinations are required for Guatemala 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.


Vaccination against tuberculosis depends on your personal situation. 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 Guatemala? Prepare for your trip with our tips

Make your trip to Guatemala 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 Guatemala? Make an appointment!

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

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