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Indonesia and Java Asia

Malaria Risk & Vaccination Information

What is the risk of malaria in Indonesia and Java?

High Risk Areas -  If visiting Papua ( Irian Jaya ) or Lombok you will require one of these prescription only antimalarials Malarone, Doxycycline or Lariam.

Low to No Risk Areas - In Bali and cities on islands of Java and Sumatra the risk is very low, adopt bite avoidance procedures.

For all other areas there is a risk of malaria and Paludrine/Avloclor (Proguanil with Chloroquine) tablets are recommended. You do not need a prescription to purhcase Paludrine/Avloclor. 

Antimalarials are advised in Indonesia and Java if visiting any at risk or high risk areas. Please remember to also follow the bite avoidance measures below in all areas.

What Malaria prophylaxis do I need to prevent malaria in Indonesia and Java?

You do not need a prescription to buy malaria medicine for the "At Risk" areas of Indonesia (see above)

You can order the suitable malaria medicine for these areas by clicking on the following links.

Paludrine & Avloclor Tablets (Proguanil & Chloroquine)

We only dispense genuine UK licensed medicines. Note that Proguanil is not normally available in India and so adequate supplies should be carried.

Papua and Lombok Regions:

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. There is a fee of £10 for each medicine consultation plus medicine costs, however we don't charge you a second fee if you are buying the same medication for more than one person. 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 Indonesia & Java?

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

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


Tetanus Tick Borne Encephalitis Tuberculosis Typhoid Yellow Fever Certificate Yellow Fever Vaccine
Rec   Con Rec Req  

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

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