Nicaragua vaccinations: which ones do you need?

Are you leaving for Nicaragua soon? Please take proper precautions as certain vaccinations are recommended for Nicaragua. Which specific vaccinations you require, depends on the places you plan to visit and on the duration of your stay in this beautiful Central American country.

Nicaragua is located in Central America and has a tropical climate. The country has plenty to offer: beautiful lakes, impressive volcanoes, pretty colonial cities, wild jungles, coffee plantations, untouched beaches, varying wildlife and heavenly islands. Regardless of what you plan to do – touring the highlights or chill out on a paradisiac sandy beach – you should protect yourself well against various (tropical) diseases and avoid mosquito bites as malaria, dengue and the Zika virus occur in Nicaragua. Our KLM Health Services nurses are happy to tell you which vaccinations you require for Nicaragua and how you can optimally prepare for your trip to this stunning country. Click here to make an appointment with one of our nurses.

Nicaragua vaccinations: the most common risks

Vaccines can make you resistant to various (tropical) diseases that occur in Nicaragua. Our health experts have put together a list of the most common health risks. Please find below a list of the most common diseases in Nicaragua and read which specific vaccinations you require.


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.

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 Nicaragua? Prepare for your trip with our tips

Make your trip to Nicaragua 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 Nicaragua? Make an appointment!

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

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