Ecuador is located in the northwest of South America and is popular among youngsters who go backpacking. The climates in Ecuador vary a great deal due to the many different types of landscape. The lower parts in the southwest for example have a subtropical climate, whereas the climate in the northwest is tropical. Further inland is a marine climate and highest areas in Ecuador have an Alpine climate. From a weather point of view, the best time to travel to Ecuador is between June and September. Hiking through landscapes with rumbling volcanoes; paddling through the Amazon jungle; strolling the streets of the colonial towns; and wildlife-watching off the coast of the Galapagos Islands: Ecuador is small but very versatile. If you visit Ecuador, please take into account the risk of infectious diseases, but also beware of the strong sunlight and avoid mosquito bites. Both malaria and dengue fever occur in Ecuador. Furthermore, beneath the wild landscape lies the hidden risk of earthquakes. However, don’t be put off by potential risks as a positive travel advice applies for Ecuador! Our skilled nurses gladly provide advice regarding a healthy stay in Ecuador and are happy to tell you which immunisations and vaccinations you require. Click here to make an appointment with one of our KLM Health Services nurses. Travel carefree and return home at ease.
Ecuador vaccinations: the most common risks
In Ecuador, you run the risk of catching a (tropical) disease to which you are probably not resistant. Fortunately, vaccines can protect you against these. That’s why our health experts have put together a list of the most common diseases and health risks. You can see at a glance which specific vaccinations you require and what additional precautions you can take.