Travel Vaccinations for Indonesia
The table below provides a general guide as to the Travel Vaccinations that may be advised to you for travel to Indonesia.
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.
|Vaccination||All Travellers||Most Travellers||Some Travellers||Major Risk|
|MMR||Yes||Person-to-Person||Measles, mumps, rubella, Course of Two||£50|
|DTaP||Yes||Person-to-Person||Tetanus, Diptheria, polio, Single Dose||£40|
|Typhoid||Yes||Contaminated Food and Water||Typhoid, single dose||£50|
|Hepatitis A||Yes||Contaminated Food and Water||Hepatitis A, Single Dose||£60|
|Cholera||Yes||Contaminated Food and Water||Cholera, for course of 2||£35|
|Hepatitis B||Yes||Body Fluids, Medical Intervention||Hepatitis B, Course of Three||£65|
|Japanese Encephalitis||Yes||Mosquitoes||Japanese encephalitis, Course of Two||£90|
|Rabies||Yes||Infected Animals||Rabies, Course of Three||£65|
Advice for Travellers to all Destinations
Risk of Malaria in Indonesia
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 Repellant such as DEET 50% and covering exposed skin by wearing long sleeves and trousers.
Yellow Fever Risk and Certification Requirements for Indonesia
Under International Health Regulations (2005), travellers who have been to an Area affected by Yellow Fever, or who have travelled via an airport of a country affected, are required to present an International Certificate of Vaccination (ICVP) before they are allowed to enter Cambodia.
Additional Travel Health Advice for Indonesia
The term “luxury of choice” certainly applies to this archipelago country of more than 17,000 Islands. Whether you prefer to start your journey amidst the hubbub of the capital, Jakarta or head off to the famous beaches at Bali, you are destined to return again and again for more Indonesian discoveries. Deep in the heart of Borneo you will find tranquillity and adventure at Betung Kerihun or Lake Sentarum National Parks, where wildlife abounds.
Heat and Humidity
Indonesia is hot and humid throughout the year, and the sun is very strong, the island of Borneo straddles the equator. Take precautions against dehydration by drinking lots of bottled water. Use plenty of sun block and apply frequently. There are only two seasons: Dry- June to September; Rainy – the balance of the year.
Food and Water
To ensure good health throughout your Indonesian holiday, drink only bottled water, and avoid tap water, fountain drinks and ice cubes. In Jakarta, street vendors are everywhere, and locals prefer them to restaurants. These offer a great opportunity to sample many Indonesian favourites, but should be chosen with care. Diversity is the keyword when it comes to Indonesian cuisine. The Indonesian Muslims do not use alcohol. Keep alcohol consumption to a minimum, as it adds to the risk of dehydration.
Seeking Treatment Abroad
Cities and major tourist towns have good private clinics, and adequate hospital services. If you are travelling to one of the smaller islands, it is best to check facilities beforehand.
Travel and Health Insurance
Protect yourself with adequate travel health insurance which will cover your intended itinerary and activities.
Jakarta is considered safe, and people are welcoming and friendly. Major Islands that are used to tourists, such as Bali, are also welcoming.