Recommended vaccinations

Routine vaccination:

Vaccinations included in the vaccination schedule to be updated

Hepatitis A

1 injection two weeks before departure, booster 1 to 3 (5) years later. Children: aged ≥1 year.

NB: A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for all travelers aged ≥1 year arriving from countries with a risk of yellow fever transmission and all travelers who spend more than 12 hours in transit at an airport in a country where there is a risk of yellow fever transmission. 

Based on your travel plans:

Hepatitis B

For long or frequent trips

Two injections one month apart

Booster 6 months later

When protection is needed as early as possible (with almost imminent departure), an accelerated schedule of three injections within a short interval and a fourth dose 1 year later is feasible, in adults only.


For long trips to isolated areas.

Children: as soon as they can walk.


For long trips or in conditions of poor hygiene.

Children: aged ≥2 years.

Malaria Prevention

High risk of P. vivax transmission in the departments of Gracias a Dios and Islas de la Bahía, and low risk in the departments of Atlántida, Colón, Olancho, Valle and Yoro. High risk of P. falciparum transmission in Gracias a Dios, and low risk in Atlántida, Colón, Islas de la Bahía, Olancho and Yoro. There is no risk of malaria in the cities of Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula.


  • Chemoprophylaxis with chloroquine for risk areas
  • Protection against mosquito bites

Travelers should immediately seek medical attention if fever occurs when traveling or in the months after their return.

Preventive treatments

Go to the Institut Pasteur Medical Center General Recommendations page.

(Source: Weekly Epidemiological Bulletin [BEH] – Health Recommendations for Travelers).

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