As you are planning a trip to Indonesia, note that certain vaccinations for Indonesia may be necessary. Below, we have put together important information you can use to be best prepared.
Below is official information about the required and recommended injections for Indonesia.
Book an appointment online to get vaccinated at your local pharmacy. If you are unsure as to which vaccinations you require, book a free telephone consultation with one of our medical advisors, who will create a vaccine plan based on your needs.
There may be health risks and diseases for which there are no preventative injections for Indonesia. Please bear the following in mind before your trip.
There is a high risk of malaria all year round in Indonesia. Risk is highest in towns in the five eastern provinces of East Nusa Tengarra (including Komodo Island), Maluku, North Maluku, Irian Jaya in Papua and West Papua.
The following zones are risk-free: Jakarta, Surabaya, Denpasar (Bali) and other large cities, including the beach resorts in southern Bali.
However, please note that isolated cases have been reported in Java, Bali (Padangbai area), Bintan and Lombok islands.
If you are travelling for a long time in rural areas, on cruises between islands, or making excursions to night festivals, you should take antimalarial tablets.
There is a risk of contracting zika in Indonesia during daylight hours throughout the country.
You should therefore take meticulous precautions to avoid mosquito bites while away. If you are pregnant, it is advised that you consider postponing your travel plans to Indonesia until after pregnancy.
The risk of dengue has been confirmed in Indonesia with cases from Jakarta, East Java, West Java, East Nusa Tenggara and North Sumatra, with frequent cases in in East Java, Jakarta, and on Bali.
Although the risk is present all year long, the risk is highest during the rainy season from November until April.
It is important to take precautions during your stay in Indonesia, as the diseases can be spread in many different ways and the risk can increase at anytime.
There is a risk of malaria, dengue fever and zika in Indonesia, and you cannot be protected against the diseases by vaccination.
Because of this, it is really important you protect yourself against mosquito bites, as they are the main cause of these infections during your stay in the country.
All travellers going to Indonesia should take care with food and water hygiene, as there is a risk of typhoid, polio, cholera and hepatitis A, which are all transmitted through contaminated food and water.
If you are visiting friends or relatives in Indonesia or are a long-stay traveller, you are at increased risk of consuming contaminated food and drinks, and you should therefore be extra careful.
This is a brief overview of important information and useful contacts that may help you while in Indonesia.
The British Embassy Jakarta The British Embassy Jakarta can assist you, if you are in need for urgent help. You can call them on +62 (21) 2356 5200.
Local emergency medical services For emergencies needing medical assistance, dial +63 112 for the general emergency hotline, or the former ambulance specific number +63 118.
Medical facilities and practitioners If you get ill while you are in Indonesia, and need to see a doctor, it is important that you are in possession of recommendations for a reputable medical facility. This is a downloadable list of medical facilities and practitioners in Indonesia.
Check if you need vaccinations Book an appointment at your local pharmacy at least 6 to 8 weeks before travel to get vaccinated
Yellow fever certificate As they are subject to change, verify the specific entry requirements concerning yellow fever certificates for Indonesia and whether they apply to you
Mosquito protection Bring everything needed to avoid mosquito bites while in Indonesia, including DEET insect repellent
Travel insurance If you become ill in Indonesia and did not receive the right vaccinations before you left, your travel insurance can become void. So, make sure to check before you leave
Note useful contact numbers In the case of an emergency, have a list of useful contacts to take with you to Indonesia
If you already know which vaccinations you need, you can book a vaccination appointment at your local pharmacy.
If you would like to discuss your specific requirements with a medical advisor, book a free telephone consultation. A Practio nurse will give an individual assessment of your needs and recommend a suitable vaccination programme.
Anne Marie Major, Independent Nurse Prescriber
20 June 2019
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