Vaccines Requirements & Health Advice 2017 | Tauri Travel’s Guide

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Before going for a tour with us, we strongly advise you to make an appointment at your surgery with a health professional (ideally 4-6 weeks before the departure). With a health professional, you should discuss all the vaccines which are compulsory and recommended for visiting given countries. The information provided in this guide are correct according to our best knowledge.

This guide includes the following destinations:

  • Argentina
  • Bolivia
  • Chile
  • Easter Island (Chile)
  • Ecuador
  • Galapagos Islands (Ecuador)
  • Peru.

Last update: 28/06/17

Argentina

Vaccines requirements / information

  • You should be up to date with all the vaccines and boosters which are recommended in the UK.

Vaccines recommended for most travellers:

  • Hepatitis A.

Vaccines recommended for some travellers:

  • Hepatitis B,
  • Rabies,
  • Typhoid,
  • Yellow Fever.

Please, read more on TravelHealthPro . On this website you can find comprehensive details about for who all the vaccines are recommended.

Certificate Requirements:

  • No vaccine certificates are required under International Health Regulation.

Zika

In Argentina, there is a risk of Zika virus transmission. Pregnant women should not choose this destination if the travel will take place during their pregnancy period. There is no vaccination for this virus – you should avoid being bite by the mosquitos. The mosquitos which carry this virus are unlikely to be found above 6,500 ft. (2000 m). Read more about Zika risk in Argentina here.

Altitude sickness

The altitude sickness may occur when travelling to destinations which have an altitude of at least 8,200 ft. (2500 m). The risk of the sickness can be minimised – read the guide about altitude sickness on TravelHealthPro.

Malaria

  • “There is a low risk of malaria in low altitude areas of Salta provinces bordering Bolivia and in Chaco, Corrientes and Misiones provinces close to the border with Paraguay and Brazil: chloroquine recommended” (TravelHealthPro)
  • “There is no risk of malaria in Iguaçu Falls and the rest of Argentina: bite avoidance recommended” (TravelHealthPro).

Read more about Malaria in Argentina here.

Bolivia

Vaccines requirements / information

You should be up to date with all the vaccines and boosters which are recommended in the UK.

Vaccines recommended for most travellers:

  • Hepatitis A.

Vaccines recommended for some travellers:

  • Hepatitis B,
  • Rabies,
  • Tuberculosis (TB),
  • Typhoid,
  • Yellow Fever.

Please, read more on TravelHealthPro. On this website you can find comprehensive details about for who all the vaccines are recommended.

Certificate Requirements

  • “Under International Health Regulations, a yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for travellers over 1 year of age arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission” (TravelHealthPro)
  • “As of 17 February 2017, the Ministry of Health of Bolivia has indicated that those visiting yellow fever risk areas in Bolivia should carry a yellow fever vaccination card” (TravelHealthPro)

Read more here.

Zika virus

There is a high risk of Zika virus transmission in Bolivia. Pregnant women should not choose this destination if the travel will take place during their pregnancy period. There is no vaccination for this virus – you should avoid being bite by the mosquitos. The mosquitos which carry this virus are unlikely to be found above 6,500 ft. (2000 m). Read more about Zika risk in Bolivia here.

Altitude Sickness

The altitude sickness may occur when travelling to destinations which have an altitude of at least 8,200 ft. (2500 m). Notice that in Bolivia there are points of high altitudes – La Paz (3,630 m), Potosi city (4,090), El Alto (4,150). The risk of the sickness can be minimised – read the guide about altitude sickness on TravelHealthPro.

Malaria

“There is a high risk of malaria in the Amazon basin of Bolivia: atovaquone/proguanil OR doxycycline OR mefloquine recommended. There is a risk of malaria in other rural areas below 2,500m: chloroquine recommended. There is no risk above 2,500m: bite avoidance recommended” (TravelHealthPro). Read more here.

Easter Island (Chile)

Vaccines requirements / information

You should be up to date with all the vaccines and boosters which are recommended in the UK.

Vaccines recommended for most travellers:

  • Hepatitis A.

Vaccines recommended for some travellers:

  • Hepatitis B,
  • Rabies,
  • Typhoid,

Please, read more on TravelHealthPro. On this website you can find comprehensive details about for who all the vaccines are recommended.

Certificate Requirements

  • No vaccine certificates are required under International Health Regulation.

Zika virus

There is a low risk of Zika virus transmission on Easter Island. “No locally acquired cases of ZIKV have been reported in the last 9 months.” (Travel Health Pro). We, at Tauri Travel, still advise pregnant women to postpone their travel to Easter Island after their pregnancy. Read more here.

Chile

Vaccines requirements / information

You should be up to date with all the vaccines and boosters which are recommended in the UK.

Vaccines recommended for most travellers:

  • Hepatitis A,
  • Tetanus.

Vaccines recommended for some travellers:

  • Hepatitis B,
  • Rabies.

Please, read more on TravelHealthPro. On this website you can find comprehensive details about for who all the vaccines are recommended.

Certificate Requirements

  • No vaccine certificates are required under International Health Regulation.

Altitude Sickness

The altitude sickness may occur when travelling to destinations which have an altitude of at least 8,200 ft. (2500 m). The risk of the sickness can be minimised – read the guide about altitude sickness on TravelHealthPro.

(Galápagos Islands) Ecuador

Vaccines requirements / information

You should be up to date with all the vaccines and boosters which are recommended in the UK.

Vaccines recommended for most travellers:

  • Hepatitis A.

Vaccines recommended for some travellers:

  • Hepatitis B,
  • Rabies (Bat Lyssavirus),
  • Typhoid.

Please, read more on TravelHealthPro. On this website you can find comprehensive details about for who all the vaccines are recommended.

Certificate Requirements

  • No vaccine certificates are required under International Health Regulation.

Zika virus

“Ecuador including Galapagos is considered to have a high risk of Zika virus transmission. Increasing or widespread transmission has been reported for Ecuador as a whole. Pregnant women are advised to postpone non-essential travel until after pregnancy.  Details of specific affected areas within this country are not available” (TravelHealthPro). Read more here.

Ecuador

Vaccines requirements / information

You should be up to date with all the vaccines and boosters which are recommended in the UK.

Vaccines recommended for most travellers:

  • Hepatitis A.

Vaccines recommended for some travellers:

  • Hepatitis B,
  • Rabies,
  • Tuberculosis (TB),
  • Typhoid,
  • Yellow Fever.

Please, read more on TravelHealthPro. On this website you can find comprehensive details about for who all the vaccines are recommended.

Certificate Requirements

  • No vaccine certificates are required under International Health Regulation.

Altitude Sickness

The altitude sickness may occur when travelling to destinations which have an altitude of at least 8,200 ft. (2500 m). In Ecuador, for example, Quito is elevated on 2,819 m. The risk of the sickness can be minimised – read the guide about altitude sickness on TravelHealthPro.

Zika

Ecuador “is considered to have a high risk of ZIKV transmission. Increasing or widespread transmission has been reported. Pregnant women are advised to postpone non-essential travel until after pregnancy. Details of specific affected areas within this country are not available but the mosquitoes that transmit ZIKV are unlikely to be found above 2,000m altitude” (TravelHealthPro). Read more here.

Malaria

“On mainland Ecuador, there is a risk of malaria in areas below 1,500m, including the coastal provinces and Amazon basin: atovaquone/proguanil OR doxycycline OR mefloquine recommended. There is no risk of malaria in the Galapagos islands or the city of Guayaquil: bite avoidance recommended” (TravelHealthPro). Read more here.

Peru

Vaccines requirements / information

You should be up to date with all the vaccines and boosters which are recommended in the UK.

Vaccines recommended for most travellers:

  • Hepatitis A.

Vaccines recommended for some travellers:

  • Hepatitis B,
  • Rabies,
  • Tuberculosis (TB),
  • Typhoid,
  • Yellow Fever.

Please, read more on TravelHealthPro. On this website you can find comprehensive details about for who all the vaccines are recommended.

Certificate Requirements

  • No vaccine certificates are required under International Health Regulation.

Altitude Sickness

The altitude sickness may occur when travelling to destinations which have an altitude of at least 8,200 ft. (2500 m). In Peru, for example, Machu Picchu is elevated on 2,430 m, Cusco 3,399 m, Puno 3,827 m. The risk of the sickness can be minimised – read the guide about altitude sickness on TravelHealthPro.

Zika

Peru “is considered to have a high risk of ZIKV transmission. Increasing or widespread transmission has been reported. Pregnant women are advised to postpone non-essential travel until after pregnancy.  Details of specific affected areas within this country are not available but the mosquitoes that transmit ZIKV are unlikely to be found above 2,000m altitude” (TravelHealthPro). Read more here.

Malaria

“There is a high risk of malaria in the Amazon basin of Peru along the border with Brazil, particularly in Loreto province: atovoquone/proguanil OR doxycycline OR mefloquine recommended. There is a risk of malaria in the other rural areas of Peru below 2,000m including that part of the Amazon Basin which borders Bolivia: chloroquine recommended. There is no risk in the city of Lima and the coastal region south of Chiclayo: bite avoidance recommended” (TravelHealthPro). Read more here.