Travel Vaccinations for Borneo

The table below provides a general guide as to the Travel Vaccinations that may be advised to you for travel to Borneo

Recommended Vaccinations for Borneo at a Glance
All Travellers: MMR, DTaP

Most Travellers: Typhoid, Hepatitis A

Some Travellers: Cholera, Hepatitis B, Japanese Encephalitis, Rabies

Vaccination Major Risk Factors Course Price
MMR Person-to-Person Course of Two £60
DTaP Person-to-Person Single Dose £50
Typhoid Person-to-Person Single Dose £65
Hepatitis A Person-to-Person Single Dose £86
Cholera Person-to-Person Course of Two £47
Hepatitis B Person-to-Person Course of Three £66
Japanese Encephalitis Person-to-Person Course of Two £151
Rabies Person-to-Person Course of 3/4 - intramuscular £115

Borneo is the third-largest island in the world and attractors visitors with jungles to explore, coral reefs with untold species of fish, more than 1,000 species of orchids, the world’s oldest rainforest, and the spectacular tree top walkway in Gunung Mulu National Park.

Travellers should be up to date with routine vaccination courses and boosters as recommended in the UK, including measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine and diphtheria-tetanus-polio vaccine.

There is no risk of yellow fever, but a vaccination certificate is required.

There is a low risk of malaria in Indonesian Borneo and awareness of risk and bite avoidance are recommended.

There is No Risk of Yellow Fever in Borneo

Keep up-to-date with the latest travel advice from the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) before travelling.

Advice for Travellers to all Destinations

The Vaccinations and Medications that are needed for travel vary from person-to-person. Everyone should have a personal risk assessment with a travel health professional to take into account a range of factors such as itinerary, medical condition, occupational and lifestyle risk factors and previous vaccination history.

All Travellers

All Travellers should ensure that they are up-to-date with Routine Vaccinations including Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio and Measles, Mumps and Rubella.

Most Travellers

Most travellers will also need to consider a course or booster of Hepatitis A and Typhoid as there is a risk of these diseases across most parts of the world.

Some Travellers

Some Travellers may also be advised additional vaccinations such as Rabies, Japanese Encephalitis and Hepatitis B based on their individual risk assessment.

Risk of Malaria in Borneo

Malaria is spread by the plasmodium parasite passed to humans from the bite of an anopheles mosquito. Malaria is a serious illness with symptoms include fever, chills, sweats and flu like symptoms. In severe cases, malaria can be fatal. There isn’t currently a vaccine available for our travellers, although there are other ways to protect yourself, see Malaria Information for Travellers.

There is a low risk of malaria in all areas of Borneo.

Malaria Prevention

Travellers to areas where there is a Risk of Malaria should get advice regarding Malaria Medication which can be taken to help stop the illness from developing. The type of medication required depends on your destination, itinerary, length of stay and current medical condition. Further reduce the risk of by practicing mosquito Bite Avoidance by using Insect Repellent such as DEET 50% and covering exposed skin by wearing long sleeves and trousers.

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17 March 2023

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13 March 2023

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At the London Vaccination Clinic, we understand the importance of your health and well-being while traveling. Our team of skilled nurses is here to ensure that you are well-prepared and protected, allowing you to embark on your journey with confidence and peace of mind.

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Further Travel Health Advice for Borneo

Borneo has a tropical rainforest climate, with high humidity and temperatures on the coast as high as 30, and almost daily sunshine. Wear clothing to protect exposed skin while trekking through the jungle, and when engaging in water sports or lounging at the beach, take care to use a good sun block lotion with SPF 20 or higher. Apply liberally and often. When on tour, remember to wear light clothing and bring lots of water with you.

It is best to ensure that your holiday in beautiful Borneo is not ruined by tummy upset, or worse. Stay healthy and drink bottled mineral water, or water which has been purified by boiling.These can be found anywhere you go. Remember to drink often and whether it be water or fruit juices, replenish fluids throughout the day. Avoid ice cubes, salads and uncooked vegetables. Eat only fruit that can be peeled.

The cuisine in Borneo reflects influences of its indigenous people, its rich abundance of natural produce and the bounty from the sea. Mainly, the food combines flavours and colours of Chinese, Indian, and Malay cooking, and you will encounter traditional favourites such as Tandoori with Naan bread, and Chinese standards, featuring seafood, or chicken with rice and noodles, plus some very good dim sum or the occasional Hainan specialty. Malay dishes tend to be more rich and creamy, due to the use of coconut milk, and indulge in a spicy Malay curry, spiced with a myriad of flavours, such as chilli, ginger, tumeric, lemongrass, coriander, cloves, and cinnamon. Soft drinks and juices are widely available, and there are Malay brewed name brand beers such as Guinness and Tiger beer.

Should you require health care in Borneo, you will find that the standards in clinics and hospitals are quite high. There is an excellent general hospital in Sarawak, with advanced facilities and procedures, and it is interesting to note that most Doctors practicing in Borneo are U.K. trained and speak perfect English. However, in the case of most private facilities, it will be necessary to arrange in advance to have enough money with you to pay for any health care you might need, since cash payment is often required. Some of these facilities honour foreign travel insurance policies, so do check with the clinic beforehand.

Protect yourself, and your family, with comprehensive travel health insurance which will cover your intended itinerary and any potentially risky activities, such as hiking along the treetop walkway or scuba diving.

Aside from observing the normal precautions, visitors are very safe in Borneo. When on tour, and especially in urban areas, protect yourself against insect bites by using insecticide and wearing long sleeves and long trousers to cover exposed skin, since Malaria is a concern in Borneo.