Tanzania vaccinations: which ones do you need?

If you plan to travel to Tanzania, then it is important to make proper preparations. Certain vaccinations are recommended for Tanzania, some of which are mandatory. The vaccines reduce health risks for you and your children (if they come along).

Tanzania is located in East Africa and has a tropical climate with year-round temperatures between 20 and 30 degrees Celsius. The country is most well known for its wildlife.

Which vaccinations you require for Tanzania depends on what you plan to do and on the places you wish to visit. Plenty of choice: a jungle tour; a safari tour in Serengeti National Park; diving near the islands of Zanzibar and Pemba; or climbing Africa’s highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro. Whatever your plan, make sure you protect yourself against the bright sun and avoid mosquito bites – mosquitoes may carry dengue or malaria. Our skilled nurses gladly provide advice regarding a healthy stay in Tanzania and are happy to tell you which immunisations and vaccinations you require. Click here to make an appointment (in Dutch) with one of our KLM Health Services nurses. Travel carefree and return home at ease.

Tanzania vaccinations: the most common risks

If you travel to Tanzania, you run the risk of catching a (tropical) disease to which you are not resistant.  Fortunately, vaccines can protect you against these diseases. Our health experts have put together an overview of the most common health risks. You can see at a glance which specific vaccinations are required and what additional precautions you can take.

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 - recommended

Vaccination is recommended for all travelers to this country.

Zika virus

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

A healthy trip to Tanzania? Prepare for your trip with our tips

Make your trip to Tanzania 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 Tanzania? Make an appointment!

Please make an appointment online (in Dutch) for your Tanzania vaccinations. An overview of our branches can be found here. Do you have any other questions about immunisations for Tanzania? 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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