Bolivia vaccinations: which ones do you need?

Are you going to Bolivia? This page offers travel advice and informs you about vaccinations for Bolivia. We recommend certain vaccinations, though most of these are not mandatory. Which vaccinations you require, depends on your travel itinerary. It is good to know in advance which regions you will visit and how long you will stay in Bolivia.

Bolivia is situated in the middle of South America. The north of the country lies in the Amazon and has a tropical climate. The southeast is dry and warm. In the remaining part of Bolivia, the upland areas, it is colder. Bolivia offers lots of nature, culture and adventure! The country has a wide range of phenomenal landscapes: the Andes Mountains; the salt flats of Uyuni; Lake Titicaca and the jungle in the Amazon.

Wherever you plan to go in Bolivia, protect yourself well against possible diseases, the fierce sun and mosquitoes – both malaria and dengue are prevalent. Our KLM Health Services nurses are happy to tell you which vaccinations you require and gladly provide advice on how to healthily travel to Bolivia. Click here to make an appointment with one of our nurses.

Bolivia vaccinations: the most common risks

Getting the right vaccines can guard you against various (tropical) diseases that are prevalent in Bolivia. Below you can see at a glance which health risks and diseases are most common in Bolivia and 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 is recommended for all travelers to this country.

Hepatitis A

Vaccination is recommended for all travelers to this country.

Hepatitis B

Vaccination 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.

Tuberculosis

Vaccination depends on your personal situation. 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 Bolivia? Prepare for your trip with our tips

Make your trip to Bolivia 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 Bolivia? Make an appointment!

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