The Gambia is situated in West Africa and is the smallest country on the African continent. The country has a subtropical climate and is a very popular holiday destination that is just a six-hour flight away from Amsterdam. Anyone who loves sun, sea, nature and culture will certainly have a good time. It is however important to consider your health when visiting The Gambia: protect yourself – and possibly your child or baby – well against diseases such as yellow fever, but also against the strong sun and mosquitoes. Both dengue and malaria are prevalent, so taking antimalarial tablets is a necessary evil. Our nurses will gladly inform you about the required immunisations and vaccines and are happy to provide advice about a healthy stay in The Gambia. Click here to make an appointment with one of our KLM Health Services nurses.
The Gambia vaccinations: an overview of health risks
In The Gambia, you run the risk of catching (tropical) diseases to which you are not resistant. Fortunately, vaccines can protect you against these. Below is a list of the most common diseases and health risks in The Gambia so you can see at a glance which specific vaccinations are required and what additional precautions you can take.