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      This page contains the main health risks for travellers and general recommendations. Travel conditions are different for everyone and each patient's health condition varies. Discuss your trip during a travel consultation with your doctor or in a travel clinic, preferably six to eight weeks before departure.

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      Important health risks


      The malaria risk is:

      • high in the northern part of the island Espíritu Santo and some parts of the island Malekula. We recommend the use of mosquito-repellent measures from dusk till morning, in combination with the use of malaria tablets.
      • moderate in the southern half of island Espíritu Santo, parts of island Malekula, islands Vanua Lava, Epi and small islands close by. We recommend the use of mosquito-repellent measures from dusk till morning. For people with an increased risk, we sometimes recommend preventive malaria tablets, or taking an emergency treatment with you.
      • low on the islands Efate, including city Port-Vila, islands Gaua, Ambae, Ambrym, Maéwo, Pentecost, Erromango, Tanna and Aneityum. We recommend the use of mosquito-repellent measures from dusk till morning.

      In case of fever during or after your journey, get tested for malaria as soon as possible. 

      Other insect-borne diseases

      Insects can transmit diseases such as dengue and zika.

      Protect yourself against insects


      Ticks can transmit diseases.

      Other frequent health risks while travelling

      Read these tips before you leave.


      Hepatitis A


      Hepatitis A vaccination is recommended for all travellers.

      Update of basic vaccinations


      Other vaccinations

      Recommended for some travellers

      Discuss with your doctor whether one of the following vaccinations is recommended for you:

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