The vaccines below are recommended for travellers to this country depending on their individual level of risk. Extended or frequent travel, travel to remote areas and patients visiting friends or relatives are examples of additional risk factors.

Use the risk assessment consultation to determine risk level.

Risk level Vaccines required
All travellers Diphtheria
Hepatitis A
Sometimes advised for high risk Hepatitis B
Meningococcal Meningitis
Highest risk Cholera
Yellow Fever Very low risk of yellow fever in northern areas only, consider for higher risk travellers, however vaccination might be required for certificate purposes from a yellow fever area.

Check travel vaccine schedules.

Visit Fit for Travel website for non-vaccine preventable diseases prevalent in area


The information below identifies the risk of malaria and recommended prophylaxis regimens for different geographical regions within this country. View the malaria map to identify localities within risk areas.

Areas of risk Level of risk Recommended regimen Seasonal risk Drug resistance
All areas below 2200m HIGH RISK MAL/DOX/MEF ALL CHLOR
Asmara and central mountainous areas above 2200m LOW/NO RISK AVOIDANCE ALL CHLOR

Visit Fit for Travel website for more information and malaria maps

For more help contact Information Services.