Are you travelling to Puerto Rico soon? On this page, you can read more about places of interest, the climate and possible health risks. It is important to know that vaccinations are recommended for Puerto Rico, although these are not mandatory. Which vaccinations you require for your trip, is dependant on the duration of your stay in Puerto Rico.
Puerto Rico – officially the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico – is located in the Caribbean Sea and is part of the Greater Antilles. The archipelago, east of the Dominican Republic, consists of the main island of Puerto Rico and several smaller islands, including Culebra, Vieques and Mona. Puerto Rico is formally unincorporated territory of the United States. The country has a tropical climate with pleasant temperatures all year round. Between August and November there is a greater likelihood of hurricanes and downpours. Therefore, the period of January to May is considered to be the best time to travel to Puerto Rico. The bustling capital of San Juan is an attractive destination with a mix of American, Hispanic and Caribbean influences. Those who enjoy beach holidays will certainly enjoy the beautiful beaches of the Atlantic and Caribbean coast, as will nature lovers.
Regardless of your holiday itinerary for Puerto Rico, always be aware of the risk of (tropical) diseases. Malaria does not occur in Puerto Rico. Our KLM Health Services health experts gladly tell you about the required vaccinations and provide information on what else you can do to minimise health risks during your stay. Click here to make an appointment (in Dutch) with one of our nurses.
Puerto Rico vaccinations: the most common risks
Various (tropical) diseases occur in Puerto Rico 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 and diseases in Puerto Rico and read which specific vaccinations you require.