Malaria Risk & Vaccination Information for the Philippines
You may need anti-malarial medication depending on the area visited or passed through in the Philippines.
There is risk of malaria in rural areas below 600 metres and the islands of Luzon, Mindanao, Mindoro and Palawan. You will need to take Atovaquone/Proguanil, Doxycycline or Mefloquine as the preferred anti-malarial medication if visiting or passing through such areas.
There is no risk in cities and the islands of Cebu, Bohol and Catanduanes.
The NHS provides a malaria map of the Philippines which you can visit HERE.
What else can I do to prevent malaria?
For more information and advice on how to prevent malaria, have a look at our How To Avoid Insect & Mosquito Bites page. This will include information about insect repellents and other preventive measures.
What Vaccines do I need for Philippines?
Below is a table designed to show you what vaccines are mandatory, recommended or ones to consider when visiting Philippines:
Man = Mandatory
Con = Consider
Rec = Recommended
Req = Required if visiting from area with risk of transmission