Bangladesh vaccinations: which ones do you need?

If you plan to travel to Bangladesh soon, then it is important to make proper precautions. On this page, we provide travel advice and tell you more about possible health risks. You may require vaccinations for your trip to Bangladesh. In most cases vaccinations are not mandatory, but they do protect you against certain diseases. Which specific vaccinations you require, is dependent on the areas you will visit and the duration of your stay in het land of the Bengalis.

The People’s Republic of Bangladesh is located in Southeast Asia. Three sides of the country border India; the southeast borders Myanmar. A large part of Bangladesh is situated in the delta of the rivers Ganges and Brahmaputra. The country has a tropical monsoon climate with mild, dry winters and hot, wet summers. From May to October the climate is dominated by heat and rain. This period is often followed by a season of cyclones, tidal waves and flooding. Therefore, the best time to travel to Bangladesh would be December to April. There is plenty to see and do in Bangladesh. The country offers beautiful nature parks where you may spot – if you’re lucky – Bengal tigers, and houses beautiful monasteries and temples. The historic part of Dhaka is also definitely worth a visit! Regardless of your holiday itinerary for Bangladesh, you should always be aware of (tropical) diseases and mosquitoes. Malaria is prevalent is Bangladesh. Our KLM Health Services health experts gladly tell you which vaccinations you require for Bangladesh and what else you can do to minimize health risks during your stay in this Asian country. Click here to make an appointment with one of our nurses.

Bangladesh vaccinations: the most common risks

Various (tropical) diseases are prevalent in Bangladesh 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 Bangladesh and read which specific vaccinations you require.


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 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.

Japanese Encephalitis

In this country Japanese encephalitis is (possibly) prevalent. Vaccination 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.


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.


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.


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

Typhoid fever - recommended

Typhoid vaccination is recommended for a duration of 2 weeks or longer for all travelers to this country.

Yellow Fever - possibly compulsory

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.

Zika virus

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

A healthy trip to Bangladesh: prepare for your trip with our tip

Make your trip to Bangladesh 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 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 Bangladesh? Make an appointment!

Please make an appointment online for your Bangladesh vaccinations. An overview of our branches can be found here. Do you have any other questions about immunisations for Bangladesh? Please feel free to contact us and send an email to You can also visit our frequently asked questions page.

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