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Do I need any shots for a trip to Galapagos?

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Do I need any shots for a trip to Galapagos?

Do I need any shots for a trip to Galapagos?

The following is a broad guideline for vaccinations for Ecuador and Galápagos Islands (short stay). If you intend to travel more widely in Ecuador or elsewhere in South America, then please seek further specific advice.

  • To enter Ecuador and Galápagos, you need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or present a valid PCR-Test. More information about COVID-19 specific rules can be found here
  • If you enter Ecuador from a country where yellow fever exists, you must have a vaccination against yellow fever.
  • If you plan to travel to the Ecuadorian Amazon, you might need a vaccination against yellow fever as well. Please check with a physician specializing on travel to tropical regions!
  • Other recommended vaccinations, depending on the region you travel to, are: Hepatitis A, Typhoid Fever, Tetanus (if not up to date) and other routine vaccines that you may not have had. Also, here, please compare the CDC's pages.

CDC's page about travel information to Ecuador

*Please do not rely on this information alone, but do visit the CDC's page about travel information to Ecuador. Please also be aware that we are not legally allowed to give you binding recommendations on CDC vaccinations for Galápagos cruises to Galápagos or trips to Ecuador and cannot take responsibility for the completeness and correctness of this information. Please visit a travel health clinic or take advice from your personal physician at least 8 weeks before you travel.


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