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.