Borneo Indonesian Asia

Borneo Indonesian Asia

Malaria Risk & Vaccination Information for Borneo (Indonesia)

Recent statistics appear to show a decrease in risk for travellers heading to Indonesian Borneo. Current malaria risk status is Low, but read on!

The latest advice is that no antimalarial tablets are required for travel to this region unless you are at higher risk of complications associated with infection. Travellers at risk of complications from malaria acquired in Borneo include those who:

have long term medical conditions

are elderly

are immunocompromised

are without a spleen

If you choose to use an antimalarial one the following are recommended, and Travelpharm sells these prescription antimalarials at great prices without the need to visit your GP:

Atovaquone with Proguanil (Malarone Generic),


Maloff Protect,

Lariam (Mefloquine)

Doxycycline 100mg Capsules.

It is worth noting that just because the advice states low risk, it doesn't mean no risk. Borneo frequently reports outbreaks of "monkey malaria", which is known as Plasmodium Knowlesi. This type of malaria is dangerous and can be transmitted to humans through the bite of an infected Anopheles mosquito.

The majority of Travelpharms customers who travel to Borneo visit for short periods of time and often for leisure or to volunteer with conservation work. Did you know that travellers who visit for conservation work are at greater risk than your average tourist? Malaria and other tropical illnesses are usually present in rural locations rather than dense urban areas. Be prepared!

So what else can I do to prevent malaria when visiting Borneo (Indonesian)?

For more information and advice on how to prevent malaria, see our How To Avoid Insect & Mosquito Bites page or check out our large range of insect repellents which should be worn day and night. Our prices are amongst the best on the internet!

What Vaccines do I need for Borneo (Indonesian)?

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

CholeraHepatitis AHepatitis BJapanese EncephalitisMeningitis ACWYRabies

ConRecConConn/a Con

TetanusTick Borne Encephalitis Typhoid Yellow Fever Vaccine

Rec n/a -Rec - Cert Requirement

Man = Mandatory

Con = Consider

Rec = Recommended

Req = Required if visiting from an area with risk of transmission

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