Travel Vaccines for Indonesia | Bali

Indonesia is a developing nation and as such does not have the same level of sanitation and health care standards which we come to expect in developed nations such as Australia. Many travel related diseases are prevalent in Indonesia, including Bali, and it is therefore recommend that travellers to Indonesia consult their doctor regarding travel vaccinations well before they travel.

Travel Vaccinations for Indonesia and Bali

Travel vaccination requirements and recommendations are subject to change but we currently suggest the following vaccines for travellers to the region.

Recommended for all travellers to Indonesia:

  • Hepatitis A vaccine
  • Typhoid fever vaccine
  • Flu vaccination (for people over 50 or people with a compromised immune system)

For travellers staying for longer periods or for frequent visitors:

  • Hepatitis A vaccine
  • Hepatitis B vaccine
  • Typhoid vaccine
  • Japenese Encephalitis vaccine (especially for visitors to Bali, Kalimantan, Nusa Tenggara, Sulawesi, Mollucas, Irian Jaya, and Lombok)
  • Rabies vaccine (rabies can be transmitted by monkey bites as well as from other infected animals)

Other Diseases

Malaria is of high risk in rural areas but the main cities and tourist areas, such as Bali, and generally risk free.

Diarrhoea is very common throughout the country, including with visitors staying in high end accommodation.

Other diseases to be aware of include:

  • Avian Influenza (bird flu)
  • Dengue Fever
  • Tuberculosis
  • Herpes B (can be transmitted by monkey bites)