Are you planning a trip to The Gambia? Make sure to make proper preparations and get informed about the health risks. Certain vaccinations are recommended for The Gambia. The required vaccinations vary and depend on the areas you plan to visit and the duration of your stay.
The Gambia is situated in West Africa and is the smallest country on the African continent. The country has a subtropical climate and is a very popular holiday destination that is just a six-hour flight away from Amsterdam. Anyone who loves sun, sea, nature and culture will certainly have a good time. It is however important to consider your health when visiting The Gambia: protect yourself – and possibly your child or baby – well against diseases such as yellow fever, but also against the strong sun and mosquitoes. Both dengue and malaria are prevalent, so taking antimalarial tablets is a necessary evil. Our nurses will gladly inform you about the required immunisations and vaccines and are happy to provide advice about a healthy stay in The Gambia. Click here to make an appointment with one of our KLM Health Services nurses.
The Gambia vaccinations: an overview of health risks
In The Gambia, you run the risk of catching (tropical) diseases to which you are not resistant. Fortunately, vaccines can protect you against these. Below is a list of the most common diseases and health risks in The Gambia so you can see at a glance which specific vaccinations are required and what additional precautions you can take.