Bali is an island in Indonesia popular with tourists and well-known for its volcanic landscape, bustling towns and palm-fringed beaches.
In terms of travel vaccines for Bali and general health recommendations, Fleet Street Travel Clinic’s advice is the following:
Travellers should be up to date with vaccinations against Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio, Hepatitis A and Typhoid. Vaccinations against Japanese Encephalitis, Rabies and Hepatitis B should also be considered.
Bali (and the entirety of Indonesia) is a high-risk country for rabies with many popular tourist attractions, such as the Sacred Monkey Forest, that can increase the risk of rabies. Rabies is a virus spread through the infected bite or scratch of a mammal. The rabies vaccine is strongly recommended – if you are not vaccinated against rabies and are exposed to it, you may face problems, as treatment against rabies is seldom available for unvaccinated travellers in Indonesia.
Strict precautions against mosquito bites should be taken. Japanese encephalitis can be prevented with vaccinations, but Zika virus, chikungunya and dengue fever cannot. Therefore travellers should take every effort to minimize bites by wearing long loose clothing, using insect repellent with DEET, treating clothes with permethrin and using plug in vapourisers inside to deter mosquitoes.
There is a very low risk of malaria in Bali and antimalarial medication is not advised. However, if you are travelling outside of the island, such as to the island of Flores to visit the Komodo Dragons, you may require antimalarial medication.
The average flight time to Bali from the UK is 16 hours. Long haul flights can increase the risk of developing deep vein thrombosis. Extra care should be taken by travellers to reduce the risk by keeping, mobile, keeping hydrated and consider the use of compression flight socks to aid circulation.
Fleet Street Travel Clinic has looked after travellers for over 20 years and the official medical advisors to ATTA (African Travel & Tourism Association).
Benefit from our expertise and passion for travel – a visit to Fleet Street Clinic will be an invaluable step towards a healthy and happy trip.
Travel Health appointments are with a specialist doctor or travel nurse for 30 minutes.
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