Europe

The following pages contain information about Europe, which, for the purpose of giving health advice, we have broken down into two regions.

Whether you are looking for advice on a specific country in one of these regions, or for a combination of countries that you’ll be visiting on your journey, you are always welcome to drop by for an intake interview.

Eastern Europe

The health risks on this page pertain to the following countries: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Georgia, Hungary, Croatia, Macedonia, Moldavia, Montenegro, Ukraine, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, Slovakia, The Czech Republic and White Russia.

The risks, of course, depend on the objective of the journey, the accommodation, etc. KLM Travel Clinic’s professional experts will be pleased to advise you about preventative measures and vaccinations.

Food and water

The likelihood of running up a food poisoning infection and hepatitis depends to a large extent on the standards of hygiene and sanitation; hepatitis A can also be a serious hazard. For longer stays there is also a real risk of contracting typhoid fever.

Insect-borne diseases

In a broad band that stretches across Eastern Europe and Northern Asia, you can catch diseases spread by ticks. In Russia and Siberia there is a variant that can have serious consequences.

Direct contact

Tuberculosis is widespread and outbreaks of diphtheria and polio are also sometimes reported.

Blood and sexual contact

Sexually transmitted diseases, including hepatitis B and HIV infections, are relatively commonplace. HIV is becoming a serious problem in some regions.

Animals

Rabies is commonplace, in both wild and domesticated animals.

Fresh surface water

There is a local risk of leptospirosis.

Prevention

If you’d prefer tailored advice make an appointment¬†at a Travel Clinic from KLM Health Services.

Western Europe

The health risks on this page pertain to the following countries: Belgium, Germany, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Monaco, the Netherlands, Norway, Austria, Portugal, Spain, the United Kingdom, Sweden and Switzerland.

The risks, of course, depend on the objective of the journey, the accommodation etc. Professional experts from KLM Health Services will be pleased to advise you about preventative measures and vaccinations.

Food and water

The likelihood of running up a food poisoning infection, including hepatitis A, is very small. In southern Europe we advise caution.

Insect-borne diseases

No particular risks, with the exception of diseases transmitted by ticks in some of these countries.

Blood- and sexual contact

Sexually transmitted diseases are common but not on a large scale.

Animals

Rabies only very rare cases in wild animals.

Fresh surface water

A small and local risk of leptospirosis.

Prevention

If you are susceptible to a specific risk, get advice on whether you need vaccinations.