Do I need any shots for a trip to Galapagos?
Unfortunately, we are not legally allowed to give you recommendations on CDC vaccinations for Galapagos cruises. Please visit a travel health clinic or take advice from your personal physician at least 8 weeks before you travel. You will find recommendations on the official US Health page as well.
However, the following is a broad guideline for vaccinations for Ecuador and Galapagos Islands (short stay). If you intend to travel more widely in Ecuador or elsewhere in South America then you must take further specific advice.
- If you enter Ecuador from a country where yellow fever exists, you must a 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 vaccinations could be: Hepatitis A, Typhoid Fever, Tetanus (if not up to date) and other routine vaccines that you may not have had.