The Republic of Zambia is located in Africa and neighbours several countries, such as Tanzania, Malawi, Namibia and Botswana. Zambia houses a wide variety of natural landscapes including mountain plateaus, rivers, hills, river basins and waterfalls. The many waters and the differences in altitude in the country provide some beautiful natural phenomena such as the Victoria Falls. Of course, Zambia has much more to offer. Regardless of your travel itinerary for Zambia, always take into account possible health risks such as infectious diseases, mosquitoes and the strong sunlight. Malaria is prevalent in Zambia.
Zambia vaccinations: the most common risks
You may encounter diseases in Zambia against which you are normally not immune. The right vaccinations can protect you against these diseases. Check out the main health risks in this country below, so you know immediately which specific vaccinations Zambia requires. Also read our tips for travelling. This way you can best protect yourself against health risks from water, food, sun and insects.
In Zambia, various (tropical) diseases occur to which you are likely not resistant. The right vaccines can protect you against these. Please view our list of the most common health risks and diseases in Zambia and read which specific vaccinations you require.
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 against tuberculosis depends on your personal situation. Please contact KLM Health Services for 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.