Qatar vaccinations: which ones do you need?

Are you travelling to Qatar soon? In this travel advice you can read more about the climate, places of interest and health risks in Qatar. Prepare your trip well as our experts recommend certain vaccinations. Vaccinations for Qatar are not mandatory, however they can protect you against unpleasant diseases. Which vaccinations you require is dependant on the duration of your stay in this emirate.

Qatar, officially the State of Qatar, is a peninsula in the Arabian Peninsula. The country borders Saudi Arabia and lies east of Bahrain. Qatar has a desert climate with extremely hot summers and warm winters. In summer, temperatures can rise to 50 degrees Celsius. The best time to travel to Qatar is in winter: December, January and February. In these months, you avoid the fierce sand storms that often come with spring. This oil state – which only started allowing tourist as recent as 1989 – has much to offer: luxury hotels and shopping malls, spectacular architecture, stunning natural beauty and cultural treasures. Capital Doha on the Persian Gulf can literally not be missed as this is where the airport is located and where you’ll find the only hotels in the country.

Regardless of your travel plans for Qatar, always take into account the risk of diseases and the fierce sun. Our KLM Health Services experts can tell you exactly which vaccinations you require and provide advice on additional measures you can take to minimise health risk during your stay in this extraordinary country. Click here to make an appointment with one of our nurses.

Qatar vaccinations: the most common risks

Various (tropical) diseases are prevalent in Qatar 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 in Qatar and read which specific vaccinations you require.

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.

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.

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

Make your trip to Qatar 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 Qatar? Make an appointment!

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