Borneo Malaysian Asia

Borneo Malaysian Asia

Vaccination Information & Malaria Risk in Borneo

The eastern inland areas of Sabah and inland forested areas of Sarawak (including Sepilok) are low risks and in most cases, bite avoidance should be sufficient, but if you choose to use antimalarial medication then the recommended tablets are:

Atovaquone with Proguanil (Malarone Generic),


Maloff Protect,

Lariam (Mefloquine)

Doxycycline 100mg Capsules.

The coastal areas of Sabah (including Kota Kinabalu) and Sarawak are very low risk and require bite avoidance measures.

What else can I do to stay healthy on my trip in Borneo?

First of all, make sure you check our guide on How To Avoid Insect & Mosquito Bites, as this is the best way to avoid contracting diseases transferred by insects. Most probably you will try new foods on your trip, and though you should only drink bottled water, it is always good to have medications with you in case you run into stomach trouble or get diarrhoea.

We also have a range of first aid kits available, so whether you are visiting cities or going for a real trek through Borneo’s jungle, you can rest assured you are ready for any minor scrapes or bruises.

What Vaccines do I need for Borneo (Malaysian)?

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

CholeraHepatitis AHepatitis BJapanese EncephalitisMeningitisRabies







Tick Borne Encephalitis


Yellow Fever Vaccine



Man = Mandatory

Con = Consider

Rec = Recommended

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