Ethiopia vaccinations: which ones do you need?

Are you going on a trip to Ethiopia soon? Then it is important to make proper preparations and to get informed about the health risks. Certain vaccinations are recommended for Ethiopia. The required vaccinations vary and depend on the areas you plan to visit and the duration of your stay in this mesmerizing African country.

Ethiopia is located in East Africa and has not one but various climates. Some areas have a tropical climate, some a desert climate and the highlands have a climate that is generally considerably cooler. The best time to travel to Ethiopia is between October and February. Then you will avoid both the high temperatures in the desert and in coastal regions and the monsoon season. Ethiopia is a beautiful country, which is known for its rich nature, including waterfalls, volcanoes, mountains, the Tana Lake and the desert. Nonetheless, you should take into account potential risks: for some regions there are travel warnings – you should avoid these areas.

Furthermore, you are advised to protect yourself well against possible diseases, the fierce sun and mosquitoes. Both malaria and dengue are prevalent in Ethiopia. Our nurses can inform you about the required immunisations and vaccines for Ethiopia and are happy to tell you what additional precautions you can take to reduce health risks. Click here to make an appointment with a nurse.

Ethiopia vaccinations: the most common risks

In Ethiopia, you run the risk of catching (tropical) diseases to which you are not resistant. Fortunately, vaccines can protect you and your children against these. Our health experts have prepared a list of the most common diseases and health risks in Ethiopia so you can see at a glance which specific vaccinations are required and what additional precautions you can take.

Cholera

The authorities of this country require a “cholera statement” if you pass its borders.

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.

Meningococcal

Vaccination depends on your personal situation. Please contact KLM Health Services for good and personal advice.

MMR

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.

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.

Tuberculosis

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

Zika virus

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

A healthy trip to Ethiopia? Prepare for your trip with our tips

Make your trip to Ethiopia 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 Ethiopia? Make an appointment!

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