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.

Based on your travel plans:

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. 

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

Malaria exists in some parts of Chiapas and Oaxaca states. The risk is low in Jalisco, Quintana Roo, Sonora and Tabasco states and rural areas of Nayarit, Sinaloa, Chihuahua and Durango states.

There is no risk in the main coastal resort areas, including the city of Acapulco, or along the Riviera Maya district, including the cities of Cancún, Cozumel and Playa del Carmen, and along the border with the United States.


  • Chemoprophylaxis with chloroquine only for rural areas in Chiapas and Oaxaca states.
  • 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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