Croatia vaccinations: which ones do you need?

Are you travelling to Croatia? Please take the proper precautions. Certain vaccinations are recommended for Croatia although they are not mandatory. Which specific vaccinations you require for your trip to Croatia, depends on the regions you plan to visit and on the duration of your stay in this beautiful country bordering the Adriatic Sea.

Croatia is situated in the south of Europe. Along the coast, the country has a Mediterranean climate and inland a continental climate. Snowfall is common in the mountain areas in winter. Croatia has varied landscapes: lowlands in the north, green and hilly areas in Istria and much more rugged and mountainous scenery in Dalmatia. Inland, you find beautiful forests, in the mountains many pretty waterfalls. The southwest of Croatia borders the Adriatic Sea. In Croatia, you can visit the ‘golden island’ Krk with its Greek and Roman remains, go to the UNESCO biosphere reserve Kopacki Rit or make a city trip to Croatia’s capital Zagreb. Whatever you decide to do, please protect yourself well against infectious diseases and mosquitoes. Even in European countries such as Croatia, you run the risk of catching diseases. Malaria does not occur in Croatia. Our KLM Health Services nurses are happy to tell you which vaccinations you require for Croatia and how to prepare for your trip to this beautiful country. Click here to make an appointment with one of our nurses.

Croatia vaccinations: the most common risks

Vaccines can make you and your children resistant to diseases that occur in Croatia. Please find below a list of the most common health risks and diseases in Croatia and read which specific vaccinations you require.


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 B

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.

Tick-Borne Encephalitis

In this country Tick-borne encephalitisis is (possibly) prevalent. Vaccination depends on your personal situation. Please contact KLM Health Services for good and personal advice.

A healthy trip to Croatia? Prepare for your trip with our tips

Make your trip to Croatia 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 Croatia? Make an appointment!

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

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