Health requirements for BhutanBack to all travel tips
For travel to Bhutan it is essential that you are up to date with Typhoid, Tetanus, Polio and Hepatitis. Bhutan also has a risk of Malaria in some parts and if travelling in the south of the country, close to the Indian border, you may need to take anti-malaria precautions. For competitively priced Malarone visit www.travelpharm.com who are an online pharmacy that offer online consultations.
However as we are not trained to give specific health advice, we strongly recommend that you visit your GP surgery or a travel clinic for professional advice well in advance of your travel date. Some immunisations need to be given well in advance of departure, so seek advice at least 2 months before you depart.
For further information MASTA operate travel clinics across the UK and provide a free travel health brief on their website www.masta-travel-health.com or contact The Hospital for Tropical Diseases via their webiste www.thehtd.org.
Please note if you are arriving from an area in the Yellow Fever zone (currently only South American & African countries) you will be required to show that you have been inoculated against the disease.
Much of Bhutan is at high altitude and this could affect your holiday. Altitude sickness can affect anyone and may do so with varying degrees of severity. If you are going to be travelling at high altitude you must consult with your doctor before travelling, especially if you have a known heart (or other) condition. To reduce the chances of being affected by altitude sickness please drink plenty of water and take things slowly so that your body can acclimatize successfully.