Vaccinations for Indonesia

The generally recommend vaccinations for Indonesia for the standard Tourist include cover against Hepatitis A, Typhoid, Tetanus and Poliomyelitis. Travellers planning a more rural or extensive trip may need to consider taking cover against diseases like Hepatitis B, Japanese B Encephalitis, Rabies.

There are no essential vaccines for entry to Indonesia from Western Europe. However for your personal protection travellers are recommended to consider vaccination cover against a number of diseases.

The short-term tourist should attend their initial consultation 4-6 weeks in advance of their trip. However if you are planning on visiting more rural locations you would be advised to attend a clinic earlier.

Throughout Indonesia there are many regions where it is unsafe to travel. During the past years Bali has hit the world stage with horrific explosions which have been aimed at destroying its tourism. It is essential that tourists follow the news reports and advice from the major consular offices regarding their trip. Having adequate travel insurance is also important to ensure that plans can be changed if necessary.

The nightlife in Bali is one of the main attractions for many tourists but sensible precautions are required. Travelling alone is unwise. Take care to ensure that your drink could not be spiked at any stage and do not walk at night, use an authorised taxi where possible.

Malaria transmission occurs throughout Indonesia all year and based on your itinery you may prescribed Malaria Prophylaxis may be prescribed to you during your consultation depending on your itinerary.

Please remember every traveller will require a itinerary specific consultation and this information should be seen purely as a guideline.

Vaccination List Required/ Recommended All Travellers Trekking Rural
Yellow Fever
Tetanus Tetanus
Hepatitis A Hepatitis A
Typhoid Typhoid
Hepatitis B Hepatitis B
Rabies Rabies
Meningococcal Meningitis Meningococcal Meningitis
Poliomyelitis Poliomyelitis
Tuberculosis Tuberculosis
Tick Borne Encephalitis
Japanese B Encephalitis Japanese B Encephalitis
Malaria W.H.O. report malaria transmission in this country in certain areas. Prophylaxis may be recommended in some circumstances. Please consult your Doctor or Travel Clinic.

Country Profile

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