Vaccinations for Cuba

For the short-term traveller the vaccinations for Cuba include cover against Hepatitis A, Typhoid and Tetanus. For those planning a longer or more rural trip vaccine cover against conditions like Hepatitis B and Rabies may also need to be considered.


There are no essential vaccines for entry / exit if coming from Ireland. However, for your own personal protection travellers are advised to have cover against some of the more common food & water borne disease.

Travellers should book their initial consultation for vaccinations for Cuba at least 4 – 6 weeks in advance of their date of departure.

Malaria transmission does not occur within Cuba and so prophylaxis is not required. However, a different mosquito borne disease called Dengue has begun to reoccur in the country over the past few years. This viral disease can be very sickening and even progress to death. It is rare for tourists to become infected but avoiding mosquito bites is a wise precaution.

The majority of tourists visiting Cuba will have no difficulty but bag snatching and other street crime appears to be increasing. The old Havana area and other major tourist resorts may be particular areas of concern in this regard. On arrival be careful to only use your recognised tour operator. If you are taking a taxi at any stage Cuba is becoming a popular destination for tourists and generally most tourists will stay very healthy. However common-sense care against food and water borne disease is essential at all times. Also be careful with regard to sun exposure, dehydration and mosquito bites. Further information is available from any of our clinics at the numbers below.

Please note that every traveller will require a specialised consultation and that this information should be utilised purely as a guideline.


Vaccination List Required/ Recommended All Travellers Trekking Rural
Yellow Fever
Tetanus Tetanus
Diphtheria
Hepatitis A Hepatitis A
Typhoid Typhoid
Hepatitis B Hepatitis B
Rabies Rabies
Meningococcal Meningitis Meningococcal Meningitis
Poliomyelitis
Cholera
Tuberculosis Tuberculosis
Tick Borne Encephalitis
Japanese B Encephalitis
Malaria W.H.O. Report NO malaria transmission in this country.

Country Profile

Find out more about the health risks you should be aware of when travelling in Cuba by reading the DFA Cuba country information page
or the WHO Cuba country information page.