Are you going to the Philippines soon and do you need travel advice? On this page, we gladly inform you about this gorgeous archipelago and about potential health risks you may encounter. Certain vaccinations are recommended for the Philippines, although in most cases they are not mandatory. Which vaccinations you require, depends on the places you plan to visit and on the duration of your stay in this vast archipelago.
The Philippines is an archipelago made up of more than 7,000 islands in the Pacific Ocean in Southeast Asia. The country has a tropical climate that is characterised by high average temperatures and humidity. The Philippines offers beautiful white beaches with azure waters, but also mountains, rice paddies, tropical jungles, waterfalls and indigenous tribes. Major tourist attractions include the capital Manila and the paradisiacal Palawan province that consists of one large island and hundreds of small islands. Secluded El Nido on the main island is a very popular tourist spot.
Besides protecting yourself against possible infectious diseases, beware of the bright sunlight and avoid mosquito bites. Both dengue and malaria are prevalent in the Philippines. Our skilled nurses are happy to tell you which vaccinations you require and gladly advise on additional precautions you can take to reduce health risks during your holiday in the Philippines. Click here to make an appointment with one of our nurses.
Philippines vaccinations: the most common risks
In the Philippines, 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 are required and what additional precautions you can take.