Chile is generally a safe country for UK travellers. There is no risk of malaria, and there is very little risk of infectious diseases that can be vaccinated against. The climate in Chile is very diverse with a long coastline hugging the Pacific, the vast Andean mountain range running the length of the country, and one of the driest deserts ion the world to the north, the Atacama.
Great News! Malaria is not usually present in Chile and this includes Polynesian Easter Island as well!
You will find biting insects in Chile like mosquitos and larval mites, whilst they do not spread malaria they can spread American trypanosomiasis, Chikungunya and West Nile Virus. It is therefore really important that you look to reduce the risk of insect bites where ever possible. For more information and advice on how to prevent insect bites, you may wish to read our excellent How To Avoid Insect & Mosquito Bites page or skip straight to our large selection of insect repellents
Below is a table designed to show you what vaccines are mandatory, recommended or ones to consider when visiting Chile:
|Cholera||Hepatitis A||Hepatitis B||Japanese Encephalitis||Meningitis||Rabies|
|Tetanus||Tick Borne Encephalitis||Tuberculosis||Typhoid||Yellow Fever Certificate||Yellow Fever Vaccine|
Man = Mandatory
Con = Consider
Rec = Recommended
Req = Required if visiting from an area with risk of transmission