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Are you planning on a trip to Indonesia? Well then, it is important to plan and prepare your journey well, as certain vaccines are recommended for travellers transiting to Indonesia from London. However, the vaccinations may differ or vary depending on the specific area in Indonesia you are planning to visit.

Travelling to Indonesia, what travellers should know

Indonesia is one of the countries with vast archipelago in Southeast Asia. However, the country has a tropical climate and consists of many jungles. Because of the climate condition of the country, the weather is quite hot and humid, with approximately 300c in most cases.

Unfortunately, this pleasant weather condition often comes with tropical diseases and some varieties of other diseases as well. Hence, the importance of travel vaccines and immunisations. At The travel clinic London, our doctors will gladly inform you on the necessary immunisations and vaccines that are necessary for your trip to Indonesia, as well as how you can keep yourself healthy, throughout your stay. Call us on 020 37457527, to make an appointment with our doctor.

Important vaccinations for travellers going to Indonesia

Before you continue on your next adventure to Indonesia, it is quite important to talk to your doctor regarding the essential travel vaccinations and medicines that you may need. Notwithstanding, you can view our list for the most common risks and diseases in Indonesia.

  • MMR (measles, mumps and rubella)

MMR is recommended for travellers going to Indonesia, specifically for those that are not protected against measles yet. This includes children above 6 months, who have not yet received their childhood MMR vaccines.

  • Dengue

Dengue fever is quite prevalent in Indonesia. However, good protection against mosquito bites either through the use of insect repellent, and ensuring your body is properly covered is necessary.

  • Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A is a disease of the liver, which can be caused by the hepatitis A virus (HAV). Although the symptoms are generally known to be mild, they can become more severe than it is expected to be, if adequate and timely action is not taken.

  • Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B is also a common disease of the liver. Vaccination against hepatitis B will largely depend on both the patient medical condition and personal situation. Please contact us at London private clinic, for more information and advice regarding hepatitis B vaccinations for your trip.

  • Japanese encephalitis

In IndonesiaJapanese encephalitis is quite prevalent and can be easily spread through the bite of an infected mosquito. This mosquito mainly bites between dusk and dawn and breeds in rice paddies. The risk is often high for travellers planning to stay for a long period, and more specifically for those planning to stay in the rural part of Indonesia.

  • Cholera

It can be easily spread or contracted through the consumption of contaminated water and food. Regardless, it could be a bit unusual for travellers to contract cholera if they take basic precautions, concerning the quality of food and water they consume. The risk is higher, during floods and after a natural disaster

  • Diphtheria 

It can be spread from an infected person to individuals without the infection, through respiratory droplets. Risk is higher in overcrowded living conditions.

  • Typhoid

They are commonly spread through the consumption of contaminated water. The risk is often higher in an environment where there is less access to adequate sanitation and safe drinking water.

  • Rabies

Rabies is spread through an infected animal’s saliva, usually through a bite, or a lick on broken skin. This is often common with Dogs and other related species. To avoid any form of risk or complications, all travellers should avoid contact with animals, including domestic and wild animals. Even when pre-exposure vaccine have been administered to patients, urgent medical advice should be sought for, after any animal bite

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  • Risk of malaria in Indonesia and how to prevent it

Malaria is prevalent in Indonesia and can be easily spread through mosquito bites. There is a risk of malaria in most cities in Indonesia, asides from Jakarta. However, the risk is more in rural areas.

Symptoms of malaria include high fever, muscle pains and severe pain in the joint. In some cases, the symptoms of malaria are often fatal, especially when appropriate actions are not taken.

Travellers going to an area where there is a high risk of malaria are advised to take appropriate malaria medication, to avoid the illness from developing. However, the required medication will be highly dependent on your destination, length of stay, itinerary, and your current medical condition. You can further reduce the risk by using insect repellent and covering the exposed part of the skin properly, with the use of long sleeves and trousers.

  • Yellow fever in Indonesia, risk, and certification requirements

Yellow fever is a serious viral illness that can be easily spread through mosquito bites from tropical regions, South America and Africa. Although there is no risk of yellow fever in Indonesia, a certificate requirement for travellers going to Indonesia is important. It is expected that travellers who have transited via the airport of countries with some risk of yellow fever, should present an international certificate of vaccination (ICVP) before they are allowed into the country.

Do you need vaccinations for your trip to Indonesia? Then schedule an appointment with us at London travel clinic.

Don’t hesitate to book an appointment online for your Indonesia vaccinations, or Call us on 020 37457527. Feel free to contact us for any other questions about immunisations and medications for Indonesia.