Are you going to Guatemala soon and do you need travel advice? We are happy provide information about this Central American country and about potential health risks. Certain vaccinations are recommended for Guatemala, although in most cases these are not mandatory. Which vaccinations you require, depends on the places you plan to visit and on the duration of your stay.
Guatemala is a country Central America. It has a tropical climate, although temperatures are considerably lower up in the mountains. A journey through Guatemala is a voyage of discovery for travellers who love nature and like to be outdoors. The ancient Mayan culture, the colonial towns and breath-taking scenery make Guatemala a fascinating destination. Nonetheless, you need to take into account a few health risks: protect yourself well against possible diseases, the fierce sun and mosquitoes. Malaria is prevalent in the lower areas of Guatemala. Our nurses will gladly inform you about the required immunisations and vaccines for Guatemala and are happy to tell you what other precautions you can take to reduce health risks. Click here to make an appointment with a KLM Health Services nurse.
Guatemala vaccinations: the most common risks
In Guatemala, you run the risk of catching (tropical) diseases to which you are not resistant. Fortunately, vaccines can protect you and your children against these. Below is a list of the most common diseases and health risks so you can see at a glance which specific vaccinations are required for Guatemala and what additional precautions you can take.