Turkey vaccinations: which ones do you need?

Are you travelling to Turkey soon? This travel advice provides you with information about the climate, places of interest and health risks. It is important to know that vaccinations are recommended, although these are not mandatory. What specific vaccinations you require for your trip to Turkey depends on the duration of your stay in this beautiful country.

The Republic of Turkey is situated on two continents: the main part is in Asia and a small portion is part of Europe. The popular cosmopolitan capital of Istanbul is located exactly on this Eurasian border. Several countries border Turkey, including Bulgaria, Georgia, Azerbaijan and Iran. It is a vast country with several climates: a Mediterranean climate along the coast, a semi-arid climate inland and a temperate continental climate in the eastern part. Turkey is a very popular holiday destination. The country houses a beautiful coastline, spectacular natural scenery and cities that are packed with historical castles and mosques. The people are known to be very friendly and welcoming, and the Turkish cuisine is world famous. In short: Turkey offers all the ingredients for a wonderful trip. Visit the Turkish Riviera with resorts such as Antalya, Alanya and Marmaris; explore rugged Cappadocia or opt for culture in cities such as Izmir and Ankara.

Regardless of what you plan to do whilst in Turkey, always take into account the risk of diseases and mosquito bites. Malaria is prevalent in certain regions. Our KLM Health Services experts gladly tell you what vaccinations you require and provide advice on additional measures you can take to minimise health risk during your stay. Click here to make an appointment with one of our nurses.

Turkey vaccinations: the most common risks

Various diseases are prevalent in Turkey 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 Turkey and read which specific vaccinations you require.

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.

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.

A healthy trip to Turkey: prepare for your trip with our tips

Make your trip to Turkey 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 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 Turkey? Make an appointment!

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