Travel Vaccinations for The Maldives

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

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.

There is No Risk of Malaria in The Maldives

There is No Risk of Yellow Fever in The Maldives

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.