Mozambique vaccinations: which ones do you need?

Have you booked a flight to Mozambique? Please read our travel advice and prepare your trip well. We recommend vaccinations for Mozambique. These are not mandatory, unless you enter the country from a country where yellow fever is prevalent. Which specific vaccinations you require for your trip to Mozambique depends on the places you plan to visit and the duration of your stay in this beautiful country.

The Republic of Mozambique is located in the southeast of Africa and borders Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and South Africa. Mozambique Street, a strait in the Indian Ocean, forms a natural border with Madagascar. Mozambique has a tropical to subtropical climate with a wet season in summer and a dry season in winter. The best time to travel to Mozambique is from June to September. The dry, warm days and cooler nights are ideal circumstances for a round trip. Mozambique is an ideal destination for an adventurous holiday. You can go scuba diving at the beautiful Bazaruto archipelago, relax on beautiful beaches, or explore historical cities such as Pemba and Inhambane.

Whichever way you spend your holiday in Mozambique, always be aware of the risk of (tropical) diseases, mosquito bites and the strong sun. Malaria is prevalent in Mozambique. Our KLM Health Services experts can tell you exactly which vaccinations you require and provide advice on additional measures you can take for a pleasant stay. Click here to make an appointment (in Dutch) with one of our nurses.

Mozambique vaccinations: the most common risks

Various diseases are prevalent in Mozambique to which you are likely not resistant. The right vaccines can protect you against these. Please view our list of the most common health risks in Mozambique and read which specific vaccinations you require.

Chikungunya

In this country Chikungunya is prevalent. A good protection against mosquito bites in the daytime is necessary.

Cholera

The authorities of this country require a “cholera statement” if you pass its borders.

Dengue

In this country dengue fever is prevalent. A good protection against mosquito bites in the daytime is necessary.

DTP

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.

Hepatitis B

Vaccination against hepatitis B depends on your personal situation. Please contact KLM Health Services for a personal advice.

Malaria

In this country there is a risk of getting malaria. Protection against mosquito bites is necessary during day- and nighttime. Sometimes malaria tablets are recommended, please contact KLM Health Services.

Meningococcal

Vaccination against meningococcal depends on your personal situation. Please contact KLM Health Services for good and personal advice.

MMR

Mumps, Measles and Rubella (MMR) vaccination (BMR vaccination in Dutch) is recommended for travelers to this country who are not protected against measles yet. This includes children from 6 months and up who have not yet received their childhood MMR immunization.

Rabies

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.

Schistosomiasis

In this country Schistosomiasis is prevalent. Please contact KLM Health Services for personal advice.

Tuberculosis

Vaccination against tuberculosis depends on your personal situation. Please contact KLM Health Services for personal advice.

Yellow Fever - compulsory from Yellow Fever area

In this country Yellow Fever is prevalent. There is a potential risk for travellers. Vaccination is recommended. Vaccination is possibly COMPULSORY when traveling from a Yellow Fever area. Please contact KLM Health Services to discuss or vaccination applies to you.

Yellow Fever - possibly recommended

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 Mozambique: prepare for your trip with our tips

Make your trip to Mozambique 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 Mozambique? Make an appointment!

Please make an appointment online (in Dutch) for your Mozambique vaccinations. An overview of our branches can be found here. Do you have any other questions about immunisations for Mozambique? Please feel free to contact us via 0900 109 109 6 (€1,00 per call) or send an email to travelclinic@klm.com. You can also visit our frequently asked questions page.

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