Venezuela is a federal republic located on the northern coast of South America. It is bordered by Brazil, Colombia and other countries. In the Caribbean Sea, off the Venezuelan coast, are Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao. Venezuela has a very pleasant climate – there is never a bad time to travel to this country. However, if you wish to avoid mosquitoes the best period to visit Venezuela is between December and May, when it also rains less. Venezuela is very popular with nature lovers as it offers a great diversity of landscapes: jungle, mountains and beaches. Regardless of which places you will visit in Venezuela, always be aware of possible (tropical) diseases and mosquitoes.
Vaccinations Venezuela: the most common risks
Various (tropical) diseases are prevalent in Venezuela to which you are likely not resistant. Therefore the right vaccines can protect you against these. Please view our list of the most common health risks in Venezuela and read which specific vaccinations you require. Also read our tips for travelling. This way you can best protect yourself against health risks from water, food, sun and insects.
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.
Recommended vaccinations and risks
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.
Vaccination against hepatitis B depends on your personal situation. Please contact KLM Health Services for a 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 dengue fever is prevalent. A good protection against mosquito bites in the daytime is necessary.
In this country Zika virus is prevalent. A good protection against mosquito bites in the daytime is necessary.
In this country Chikungunya is prevalent. A good protection against mosquito bites in the daytime is necessary.
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.