If you plan to travel Madagascar soon, then it is important to obtain travel advice and take into account certain health risks. Our health experts recommend vaccinations for Madagascar. Even though not all vaccinations are mandatory, they do protect you against certain diseases. Which specific vaccinations you require, depends on the duration of your stay in this colourful country.
Madagascar is an island nation east of Africa. Thanks to its various climate zones, the country is blessed with impressive flora and fauna. The island offers a variety of steppes, forests and mountains. In the summer, from November to March, you may be confronted with hurricanes and heavy rainfall. Therefore, the best time to travel to Madagascar is in winter, from April to October. There is no shortage of places of interests in Madagascar: the beautiful natural areas on the island are the habitat of various birds and animals that do not exist anywhere else in the world. The coastal regions offer beautiful beaches and opportunities to (scuba) dive amongst the coral reefs. Also, the spectacular mountains and volcanoes are definitely worth visiting. Lastly, the capital Antananarivo is characterised by a typical French atmosphere and lively markets.
Regardless of your holiday itinerary for Madagascar, you should always be aware of diseases and protect yourself against mosquitoes. Malaria is prevalent on the island. Our KLM Health Services experts gladly tell you which vaccinations you require for Madagascar and what else you can do to minimize health risks during your stay on this stunning island. Click here to make an appointment (in Dutch) with one of our nurses.
Madagascar vaccinations: the most common risks
In Madagascar, various (tropical) diseases are prevalent 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 and diseases in Madagascar and read which specific vaccinations you require.