Travelling to the Maldives? Need Vaccinations?
Situated in the Indian Ocean, The Maldives is an archipelago of a large number of small islands of Southern Asia. Being situated in the warm Indian Ocean, there is a lot to see here for the diving and snorkelling enthusiast. If that sounds a little to energetic for you, you could also stroll (or lie even) on a glorious beach soaking up the sun.
What Vaccinations do I need for Travel to the Maldives?
Make sure that you are up-to-date with your routine vaccinations before heading off. The following vaccinations are recommended for most travellers to the Maldives.
In addition, depending upon your itinerary, where you are travelling, length of travel and your occupational and lifestyle risks, you may also require vaccinations for the following:
Have a look at our pricing table for information about the cost of the travel vaccinations required for the Maldives. If you are travelling around in the region, have a look at the vaccination requirements for the other countries that you intend to visit, such as India as recommendations differ from country to country.
Book an appointment at our Travel Vaccination Clinic for more information and expert advice on the injections and other precautions you may need for your time in The Maldives.
Further Travel Health Advice for The Maldives
Dengue Fever precautions should be taken for travel to and within The Maldives. Dengue fever is caused by mosquito bites from a specific mosquito, which seems to be most active during daylight. There is no medical protection against dengue fever. What you can do is try to avoid mosquito bites and use mosquito repellent and a mosquito net. Our travel nurse will be best able to advise you.
Heat and Humidity
The Maldives is generally warm. It can get quite wet at some points in the year though. Check the weather for the period you are travelling, as you will need to pack adequately and take reasonable precautions.
Tap water in resorts may or may not be safe. It is best to check with the hotel about drinking water for the region you are staying in.
Food and Drink
In the resorts you will be able to find food that is tailored towards the tourist palate. Please be aware that this is a largely Muslim country so be respectful about alcohol consumption and fasting periods.
Animals and Insects
Lots of different infections can be spread through insect bites, including Dengue Fever, which is spread by mosquitoes. Symptoms can include fever, headache and severe joint, bone and muscular pain. Advice for Dengue Fever is listed above.
Make sure you have health insurance in place that will cover the full range of activities you plan to undertake while in The Maldives.
As most of your stay in The Maldives will be in a resort, you can feel fairly safe. As with all travelling though, be aware of your surroundings and always put your own safety first.