Malaria risk is present throughout the year, in the southern belt comprising of Chukha, Geyleg-phug, Samchi, Samdrup Jonkhar and Shemgang. This southern belt is along the border with India.
Please check HERE to see a malaria map of Bhutan on fitfortravel (a NHS website).
Whilst there is malaria present the risk is low and antimalarials should only be considered in travellers where malaria infections are likely to cause complications, these include:
If malaria prophylaxis is recommended the following antimalarials are suggested:
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. 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.
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.
To help you fathom this impossible conundrum our clever pharmacist created a great calculator to help you work out how many tablets you need. We have a calculator that will help you calculate the numbers of tablets required for:
Simply fill in the blanks with the details of your trip, and it will tell you how many tablets you need to order. Easy!
For more information and advice on how to prevent malaria, see our How To Avoid Insect & Mosquito Bites page.
The following vaccines are either recommended or should be considered for travel to Bhutan.
Tick Borne Encephalitis
Yellow Fever Vaccine
A certificate is needed if arriving from transmission risk country.
Man = Mandatory
Con = Consider
Rec = Recommended
Req = Required if visiting from an area with risk of transmission