General Info:

The information that appears on this website should be used to obtain general information on health risks and to consult information before traveling.

This information does not substitute a medical consultation under any circumstances. Ideally, travelers should see their healthcare provider four to six weeks before their trip. At the pretravel consultation, health risks will be assessed individually, taking into account the destination, trip duration, travel purpose, age, personal medical history, and medications taken by the traveler.

There are risks that are relevant to all travelers regardless of their destination. Examples include traffic accidents and other types of accidents, diseases transmitted by insects and/or ticks, diseases transmitted by contaminated food and water, sexually transmitted infections, or health problems related to hot or cold weather.

All travelers should ensure they have adequate travel health insurance.


Travelers must be up-to-date on their immunization schedule, whether children or adults. For example, these vaccines include the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine; and diphtheria, tetanus, and polio.

Some travelers may be at increased risk of contracting an infectious disease due to their age, job, lifestyle, or underlying diseases, so they should be up-to-date on additional recommended vaccines.

Required Vaccines

There is no risk of yellow fever transmission. In accordance with international health regulations, a yellow fever vaccination certificate is required ONLY for travelers aged over 12 months arriving from countries with a risk of yellow fever transmission.  In accordance with international health regulations, a yellow fever vaccination certificate is required ONLY for travelers aged over 12 months arriving from countries with a risk of yellow fever transmission.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), from July 11, 2016 (in all countries) the vaccination certificate against yellow fever is valid for the life of the person vaccinated. Consequently, a valid certificate presented by travelers cannot be rejected on the grounds that more than 10 years have passed since the date on which the vaccination became effective (as stated on the certificate). Therefore, reinforcements or revaccinations cannot be required.

Recommended Vaccines

The vaccinations that appear in this section are recommended for some of the travelers that visit this country. Such vaccines should be evaluated during the personalized pretravel consultation.

  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Tetanus-Diphtheria
  • Typhoid Fever
  • Rabies


There is no risk of malaria transmission. Preventive treatment against malaria is not recommended in this country.

Other Risks:

Arboviral Diseases

There is Zika and dengue transmission risk. Both are viral infections transmitted by mosquitoes that bite during the daytime and are found in urban areas. They cause a flu-like illness. Cases of severe dengue fever are rare in travelers. As a preventive measure, it is recommended to avoid mosquito bites, since no medicines or vaccines are available. If you have a fever, headache, and/or tiredness, you should see a doctor as soon as possible, particularly one specialized in Tropical Medicine and International Health.

Precautions against Zika virus and pregnancy:

  • Pregnant women who plan to travel to areas with a risk of Zika transmission should postpone the trip until after the pregnancy.
  • Pregnancy should be avoided during the trip and up to 8 weeks after leaving the risk area. If a woman or her partner travel to an area where they have exposure to the virus, they should consider not having sex for at least 3 months, since Zika can be transmitted through sexual intercourse.
  • If a woman has Zika symptoms, she should wait at least 2 months after her recovery to try to get pregnant.
  • Pregnant women who visited this country or women who got pregnant 2 months after the trip should contact their family doctor, obstetrician, and/or midwife as well as a tropical medicine specialist for appropriate follow-up, regardless of any symptoms.