Maldives is an archipelago in the Indian Ocean consisting of nearly 1,200 coral islands. The islands have a tropical climate that is dominated by trade winds. The strongest winds occur in October, during the transition from the wet season (July and August are usually wet) to the dry season that runs from December to April. The latter are therefore considered the best months to travel to the Maldives even though the temperature of 28 degrees Celsius is actually very pleasant the whole year round. The Maldives Islands are probably best known for sunshine, white beaches and azure sea and rightly so: the islands are a popular destination for relaxing beach holidays, however, active water sports enthusiasts such as scuba divers and surfers will also very much enjoy these beautiful atolls. Whatever your holiday plans, it is important to protect yourself well against infectious diseases and to avoid mosquito bites as dengue occurs in the Maldives. Malaria is not prevalent on the islands. Our KLM Health Services nurses gladly provide expert travel advice and are happy to tell you which vaccinations you need for your trip to the Maldives. Click here to make an appointment with one of our nurses.
Maldives vaccinations: the most common risks
When you visit the Maldives, you run the risk of catching (tropical) diseases to which you are probably not resistant. Fortunately, vaccines can protect you and your children against these. Please find below a list of the most common health risks and diseases. You can see at a glance which specific vaccinations you require for the Maldives and what additional precautions you can take for a healthy holiday.