Angola vaccinations: which ones do you need?

Have you booked a trip to Angola? Prepare for your trip. Our travel advice provides you with information on places of interest, the climate and possible health risks. It is for example good to know that vaccinations are recommended for Angola, some of which are in fact mandatory. What specific vaccinations you require is dependant on the duration of your stay in Angola.

The Republic of Angola is situated on the west coast of Africa and is bordered by the DR Congo, Zambia and Namibia. Southern Angola is marked by desert while the north has a humid and tropical climate. The cool and dry season, from May to November, is considered the best time to travel to Angola. The landscape consists of savannahs, grasslands and valleys with forests. In the heart of the country you will find highlands with numerous waterfalls that attract many rare birds. Along the vast coast are small villages with friendly locals, tropical palm beaches and colonial estates. Angola’s capital, Luanda, in the north of the country is a modern metropolis with an impressive skyline that is well worth visiting. Regardless of your travel plans for Angola, always take into account the risk of (tropical) diseases and mosquito bites. Malaria is prevalent in Angola. Our KLM Health Services experts gladly tell you whether you require vaccinations and provide advice on additional measures you can take to minimise health risk during your stay. Click here to make an appointment (in Dutch) with one of our nurses.

Angola vaccinations: the most common risks

In Angola, you may run the risk of catching (tropical) diseases to which you are usually not resistant. The right vaccines can protect you against these. Please find below a list of the most common health risks in Angola and read which specific vaccinations you require.

Chikungunya

In this country Chikungunya is prevalent. A good protection against mosquito bites in the daytime is necessary.

Cholera

The authorities of this country require a “cholera statement” if you pass its borders.

Dengue

In this country dengue fever is prevalent. A good protection against mosquito bites in the daytime is necessary.

DTP

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.

Malaria

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.

Meningococcal

Vaccination against meningococcal depends on your personal situation. Please contact KLM Health Services for good and personal advice.

MMR

Mumps, Measles and Rubella (MMR) vaccination (BMR vaccination in Dutch) is recommended for travelers to this country who are not protected against measles yet. This includes children from 6 months and up who have not yet received their childhood MMR immunization.

Rabies

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.

Schistosomiasis

In this country Schistosomiasis is prevalent. Please contact KLM Health Services for personal advice.

Tuberculosis

Vaccination against tuberculosis depends on your personal situation. Please contact KLM Health Services for personal advice.

Yellow Fever - compulsory

In this country Yellow Fever is prevalent. Vaccination is COMPULSORY FOR ALL TRAVELERS.

Zika virus

In this country Zika virus is prevalent. A good protection against mosquito bites in the daytime is necessary.

A healthy trip to Angola: prepare for your trip with our tips

Make your trip to Angola 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 (in Dutch) 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 Angola? Make an appointment!

Please make an appointment online (in Dutch) for your Angola vaccinations. An overview of our branches can be found here. Do you have any other questions about immunisations for Angola? Please feel free to contact us via 0900 109 109 6 or send an email to travelclinic@klm.com. You can also visit our frequently asked questions page.

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