Namibia vaccinations: which ones do you need?

Are you looking for travel advice for Namibia? On this page, you can read about possible health risks and vaccinations regarding Namibia. Which specific vaccinations you require, depends on the regions you plan to visit and on the duration of your stay in Namibia. In most cases vaccinations are not mandatory.

Namibia is located in Southern Africa between Angola, Botswana and South Africa and has a desert climate. Namibia is the least densely populated country in Africa. As a result, nature and wildlife have plenty of space. This former German colony is a country full of exquisite contrasts. The breath-taking scenery ranges from rugged coastlines to vast deserts and from high mountains to endless plains. The famous wildlife reserves in Namibia are populated by herds of elephants, rhinos, giraffes and lions, and are further characterised by wilderness and an infinite horizon. Namibia is not without reason a popular destination for adventurous safaris. Protect yourself well against various possible diseases and avoid mosquito bites. Both malaria and dengue are prevalent in Namibia. Our KLM Health Services nurses are happy to tell you which vaccinations you require for Namibia and how to fully prepare for your trip to this breathtakingly beautiful country. Click here to make an appointment with one of our nurses.

Namibia vaccinations: the most common risks

Vaccines can make you resistant to various (tropical) diseases that occur in Namibia. Below you can read which health risks and diseases are common in Namibia. You can see at a glance which specific vaccinations you require.


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 against meningococcal depends on your personal situation. Please contact KLM Health Services for good and 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.


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.

A healthy trip to Namibia? Prepare for your trip with our tips

Make your trip to Namibia 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 Namibia? Make an appointment!

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

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