Maldives vaccinations: which ones do you need?

Planning a trip to the Maldives? Please take the proper health related precautions as certain vaccinations are recommended. Which vaccinations you require for your trip to the Maldives is dependant on the places you plan to visit and on the duration of your stay on this stunning archipelago.

Maldives is an archipelago in the Indian Ocean consisting of nearly 1,200 coral islands. The islands have a tropical climate that is dominated by trade winds. The strongest winds occur in October, during the transition from the wet season (July and August are usually wet) to the dry season that runs from December to April. The latter are therefore considered the best months to travel to the Maldives even though the temperature of 28 degrees Celsius is actually very pleasant the whole year round. The Maldives Islands are probably best known for sunshine, white beaches and azure sea and rightly so: the islands are a popular destination for relaxing beach holidays, however, active water sports enthusiasts such as scuba divers and surfers will also very much enjoy these beautiful atolls. Whatever your holiday plans, it is important to protect yourself well against infectious diseases and to avoid mosquito bites as dengue occurs in the Maldives. Malaria is not prevalent on the islands. Our KLM Health Services nurses gladly provide expert travel advice and are happy to tell you which vaccinations you need for your trip to the Maldives. Click here to make an appointment with one of our nurses.

Maldives vaccinations: the most common risks

When you visit the Maldives, you run the risk of catching (tropical) diseases to which you are probably not resistant. Fortunately, vaccines can protect you and your children against these. Please find below a list of the most common health risks and diseases. You can see at a glance which specific vaccinations you require for the Maldives and what additional precautions you can take for a healthy holiday.


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.

Typhoid fever

Vaccination against typhoid fever depends on your personal situation. Please contact KLM Health Services for a 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 the Maldives? Prepare for your trip with our tips

Make your trip to the Maldives 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 Maldives? Make an appointment!

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

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