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Ecuador, South America

Malaria Risk & Vaccination Information

What is the risk of malaria in Ecuador?

High Risk - Nearly all areas below 1500m including the Amazon Basin area, the risk is high and you will require one of the antimalarials, Malarone, Doxycycline or Lariam.

For all other areas adopt bite avoidance measures. No risk in Galapagos islands, Quito or Guayaquil.

Please check HERE to see a malaria map of Ecuador on Fitfortravel (a NHS website).

What Malaria prophylaxis do I need to prevent malaria in Ecuador?

High risk areas and Amazon Basin Region

If you don't already have a prescription from your Doctor for malaria medication, you can save precious time by using our online consultation service to order the suitable malaria medicines for this region by clicking on the following links. Any of the medicine listed can be recommended for malaria prevention in this region. If you already have a prescription for malaria medicine from your Family Doctor, then you can order the quantity on your prescription(s) on the following links. For Travelpharm will supply your prescription, once we receive it from you. When you place your order on one of the links below, please follow the instructions on where to send the prescription.

Atovaquone and Proguanil 250mg/100mg- Generic Alternative to Malarone
Malarone Tablets
Malarone Children's Tablets (for Children under 40kg weight)
Doxycycline Capsules
Lariam Tablets (Mefloquine 250mg)

Your online consultation will be reviewed by a Pharmacist Independent Prescriber registered in the UK with the General Pharmaceutical Council. We only dispense genuine UK licensed medicines.

What else can I do to prevent malaria?

For more information and advice on how to prevent malaria, see our How To Avoid Insect & Mosquito Bites page.

What Vaccines do I need for Ecuador?

Below is a table designed to show you what vaccines are mandatory, recommended or ones to consider when visiting Ecuador:

Cholera Hepatitis A Hepatitis B Japanese Encephalitis Meningitis Rabies
  Rec Con      Con

 

Tetanus Tick Borne Encephalitis   Typhoid Yellow Fever Certificate Yellow Fever Vaccine
Rec     Rec   Rec

Man = Mandatory
Con = Consider
Rec = Recommended
Req = Required if visiting from area with risk of transmission

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