Venezuela vaccinations: which ones do you need?

Have you booked a trip to Venezuela? This travel advice provides you with information about places of interest, the climate and possible health risks. It is important to know that vaccinations are recommended for Venezuela, although these are not mandatory. Which vaccinations you require for your trip is dependant on the duration of your stay in this beautiful country.

Venezuela is a federal republic located on the northern coast of South America. It is bordered by Brazil, Colombia and other countries. In the Caribbean Sea, off the Venezuelan coast, are Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao. Venezuela has a very pleasant climate – there is never a bad time to travel to this country. However, if you wish to avoid mosquitoes the best period to visit Venezuela is between December and May, when it also rains less. Venezuela is very popular with nature lovers as it offers a great diversity of landscapes: jungle, mountains and beaches. The highlands of Guyana – offering spectacular table mountains and waterfalls – are well worth the effort. Another heavenly spot, however touristy, is Isla Margarita. Furthermore, Caracas, the capital of Venezuela, located in the north of the country is one of the most modern cities in South America.

 Regardless of which places you will visit in Venezuela, always be aware of possible (tropical) diseases and mosquitoes. Malaria occurs in Venezuela. Our KLM Health Services health experts are happy to tell you which vaccinations you require and provide advice on additional measures to minimise health risk during your stay. Click here to make an appointment (in Dutch) with one of our nurses.

Venezuela vaccinations: the most common risks

Various (tropical) diseases are prevalent in Venezuela 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 Venezuela and read which specific vaccinations you require.

Chikungunya

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

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.

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.

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 Venezuela: prepare for your trip with our tips

Make your trip to Venezuela 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 Venezuela? Make an appointment!

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