Information on this page is only intended as a guide to the travel vaccinations recommended for this continent

Travelling in Europe, you will find a staggering variety of landscapes and cultures. Western European countries offer a temperate climate and lovely walking, cycling and camping opportunites. In the East, you will discover a wealth of history and stunning architechture as Europe meets Asia in edge lying countries like Turkey. Russia covers a vast area, with many cultures all of it’s own and the chance to experience them all the way to the Orient on the Trans-Siberian railway.

Recommended Travel Vaccines for Europe

ALL TRAVELLERSSOME TRAVELLERSCOURSE*
Diphtheriawidth=Anytime before travel
1 dose
Hepatitis Awidth=2 weeks before travel
1 dose
Hepatitis Bwidth=3 weeks before travel
3 doses
MMRwidth=1 month before travel
2 doses
Poliowidth=Anytime before travel
1 dose
Rabies width=4 weeks before travel
3 doses
Tetanus width=Anytime before travel
1 dose
Tick Borne Encephalitis width=3 months before travel
2 doses
Typhoid width=2 weeks before travel
1 dose

*Vaccination schedules are approximate and are calculated based on the first dose. Schedules are subject to change depending on your individual needs and will be discussed in your appointment. These are the minimum times required to complete courses or for vaccines to become fully effective. You can always start your course of vaccinations earlier than stated, as vaccines work best when your body has time to process them. Your Travel Nurse will discuss any health implications in your appointment

Yellow Fever in Europe

There is no risk of Yellow Fever in Europe.

Some countries require arriving travellers to have certification of immunisation for Yellow Fever.

For country specific information on Yellow Fever choose your destination from the list below

Malaria Risk in Europe

Malaria is not present in Europe.

For country specific information on Malaria choose your destination from the list below

Other Health Risks

High Altitude in Europe

There are some high altitude areas. Travellers should take care to avoid Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) by taking time to acclimatise properly. AMS can affect anyone, regardless of age, gender, level of fitness or training. At high altitude, extra precautions should be taken against the harsh conditions, which can cause damaging ultraviolet and cold exposure. All Nomad Travel Health Nurses are trained to advise on AMS, and it may be appropriate for you to take certain medications that may help with acclimatisation. Book an appointment to discuss health issues related to altitude, based on your specific itinerary. For more information – click here.

Leptospirosis in Europe

There is a risk of Leptospirosis. Leptospirosis infection is widespread throughout the world, but cases are most common in tropical climates, areas where the standard of hygiene is poor and in areas subject to flooding. The infection occurs when cuts or abrasions of the skin and mucous membrane (eyes, mouth) come into contact with flood water, moist soil, vegetation (particularly bamboo) and fresh water infected by animal urine and other secretions. Prevention is dependent on covering cuts, scratches and open skin lesions with waterproof plasters, avoiding swallowing or drinking potentially infected water and, where risk is high, protective clothing should be worn.

We recommend you book a consultation with one of our specialist Travel Health Nurses to determine the exact vaccinations recommended for you based on a bespoke risk assessment that will take into account your itinerary, medical history, activities and length of travel, which are all risk factors affecting your immunisation recommendations. If you would like to book with us please call 01341 555 061 or click here. For the most up to date information, visit Fit For Travel and search for the countries you are travelling to.