Tanzania is located in East Africa and has a tropical climate with year-round temperatures between 20 and 30 degrees Celsius. The country is most well known for its wildlife. Which vaccinations you require for Tanzania depends on what you plan to do and on the places you wish to visit. Plenty of choice: a jungle tour; a safari tour in Serengeti National Park; diving near the islands of Zanzibar and Pemba; or climbing Africa’s highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro. Whatever your plan, make sure you protect yourself against the bright sun and avoid mosquito bites – mosquitoes may carry dengue or malaria.
Tanzania vaccinations: the most common risks
If you travel to Tanzania, you run the risk of catching a (tropical) disease to which you are not resistant. Fortunately, vaccines can protect you against these diseases. Our health experts have put together an overview of the most common health risks. You can see at a glance which specific vaccinations are required and what additional precautions you can take.
In this country Yellow Fever is prevalent. There is a potential risk for travellers. Vaccination is recommended. Vaccination is possibly COMPULSORY when traveling from a Yellow Fever area. Please contact KLM Health Services to discuss or vaccination applies to you.
Health risks and recommended vaccinations
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 against meningococcal depends on your personal situation. Please contact KLM Health Services for good and personal advice.
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.
In this country Zika virus is prevalent. A good protection against mosquito bites in the daytime is necessary.
There is an increased risk of measles in this country. A MMR (Mumps Measles Rubella) vaccination is recommended for anyone who has not been vaccinated against measles or has experienced the disease.
In the Netherlands, most children now receive a vaccination against BMR. We therefore recommend a vaccination for some travellers. This advice depends on age, past vaccinations and diseases experienced.