Madagascar vaccinations: which ones do you need?

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.

Chikungunya

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

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.

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.

Yellow Fever - compulsory from Yellow Fever area

In this country Yellow Fever is prevalent. There is a potential risk for travellers. Vaccination is recommended. Vaccination is possibly COMPULSORY when traveling from a Yellow Fever area. Please contact KLM Health Services to discuss or vaccination applies to you.

Yellow Fever - possibly recommended

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.

Zika virus

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

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

Make your trip to Madagascar 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 (in Dutch) 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 Madagascar? Make an appointment!

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