Are you leaving for Zimbabwe soon? After reading our travel advice about this land, you will know better how to prepare yourself for your trip. Which specific precautions and vaccinations Zimbabwe requires will amongst others depend on your trip and the length of your stay in this country.
The Republic of Zimbabwe lies in Southern Africa and is bordered by Zambia, South Africa and Botswana. The country has high and low-lying areas and several subtropical climates. You’ll find the best time to travel to Zimbabwe is in local winter, which is from June to September. In this period it is therefore slightly cooler and as a result less chance of rain. Zimbabwe is an ideal destination for the adventurous traveller. Whichever way you spend your stay in Zimbabwe, always be aware of the risk of diseases, mosquito bites and the strong sun. Malaria is prevalent in Zimbabwe.
Vaccinations Zimbabwe: common risks
You may encounter diseases in Zimbabwe 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 Zimbabwe requires. 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 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.
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 Chikungunya is prevalent. A good protection against mosquito bites in the daytime is necessary.
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.