Cuba vaccinations: which ones do you need?

Are you going to Cuba? Then it is important to make proper preparations. Certain vaccinations are recommended for Cuba. They are not mandatory, but may guard you against unpleasant diseases. Which specific vaccinations you require, depends on the duration of your stay.

Cuba is located in the Caribbean and has a delightful tropical climate with year-round temperatures between 25 and 34 degrees Celsius. Cuba is a perfect place for people who love sun, sand and sea. In addition to the heavenly white beaches, Cuba has a lot more to offer: the bustling capital Havana; colonial Trinidad; the spectacular limestone rocks in the Vinales valley and, not to forget, many tobacco plantations. After all, Cuba is known for its cigars. Some vaccinations are always recommended while other vaccines are only needed if you spend a longer period of time on the Caribbean island. In addition to the infectious diseases that occur in Cuba, the bright sun and mosquitoes (dengue) can pose a risk to your health. There is no malaria in Cuba. Our KLM Health Services nurses will gladly inform you about the required immunisations and vaccines for Cuba and are happy to tell you how you can healthily enjoy your stay on the island. Click here to make an appointment (in Dutch) with a nurse.

Cuba vaccinations: the most common risks

Various (tropical) diseases are prevalent in Cuba to which you are likely not resistant. Vaccines can protect you against these. Below you’ll find an overview of the most common diseases and additional health risk in Cuba. You can see at a glance which specific vaccinations are required and what additional precautions you can take.


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.


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.

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 Cuba? Prepare for your trip with our tips

Make your trip to Cuba 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 Cuba? Make an appointment!

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

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