Zimbabwe vaccinations: which ones do you need?

Are you flying to Zimbabwe soon? This travel advice provides you with information about health risks, preventative measures, the climate and places of interest. We recommend vaccinations for Zimbabwe, although in most cases these are not mandatory. Which specific vaccinations you require for Zimbabwe is dependant on the duration of your stay in this beautiful country.

The Republic of Zimbabwe lies in Southern Africa and is bordered by Zambia, South Africa and Botswana. The country has high and low-lying areas and several subtropical climates. The best time to travel to Zimbabwe is in local winter, from June to September. In this period it is slightly cooler and there is less chance of rain. Zimbabwe is an ideal destination for the adventurous traveller. You can spot the big five in one of the national parks; visit the Victoria Falls or see the historical remains of the former capital of Great Zimbabwe. The upland capital Harare also has a lot to offer. Whichever way you spend your holiday in Zimbabwe, always be aware of the risk of diseases, mosquito bites and the strong sun. Malaria is prevalent in Zimbabwe. Our skilled KLM Health Services nurses can tell you exactly which vaccinations you require and provide advice on additional measures for a pleasant stay in Zimbabwe. Click here to make an appointment with one of our nurses.

Zimbabwe vaccinations: the most common risks

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



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


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.


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.


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.


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.


In this country Schistosomiasis is prevalent. Please contact KLM Health Services for personal advice.


Vaccination against tuberculosis depends on your personal situation. Please contact KLM Health Services for personal advice.

Yellow Fever - possibly compulsory

In this country Yellow Fever is not prevalent. However, when you’re traveling FROM a Yellow fever area vaccination can be COMPULSORY. Please contact KLM Health Services to discuss or vaccination applies to you.

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

Make your trip to Zimbabwe 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 Zimbabwe? Make an appointment!

Please make an appointment online for your Zimbabwe vaccinations. An overview of our branches can be found here. Do you have any other questions about immunisations for Zimbabwe? Please feel free to contact us and send an email to travelclinic@klm.com. You can also visit our frequently asked questions page.

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