Vaccination before the trip to Vietnam

Vietnam is an incredible country that has become popular in recent years. Many tourists who usually travel, for example, to Thailand have opened their eyes to Vietnam. The country offers fantastic beaches and nature experiences, and a big plus is that it is cheaper to live in compared with neighboring Thailand. Do not forget to take your vaccinations in time before your departure, according to our advice below.

Recommended vaccinations

Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis


Measles, mumps, rubella

Hepatitus A

Hepatitis B

Cholera / ETEC

Recommendation for long-term stays in the country, backpacking, volunteer work, residence, etc.


Japanese encephalitis


Recommended for children who cannot report bites, people who are at risk.


Mandatory vaccinations

Yellow fever

Only if you arrive within 6 days (ie stay, transit> 12h) from areas with yellow-fever transmission.

Other recommendations


In some areas of Vietnam, prophylaxis with malaria tablets may be recommended.

Mosquito protection

There is a risk of mosquito-borne diseases. Protect yourself from mosquito bites.


There is a risk of rabies. Do not contact mammals such as dogs, cats, monkeys. Seek emergency care if you are bitten.

Good to know before the trip to Vietnam

There are a lot of things to keep in mind when traveling. Vietnam is one of all the countries where you should, among other things, be a little extra careful about what you eat and drink. We have listed the most important things to keep in mind before your departure below.

Vaccination before your trip to Vietnam

Before the trip to Vietnam, you should get vaccinated. Which vaccines are necessary, however, depends on where in the country you are going and how old you are. In Vietnam, there is a certain risk of getting so-called Japanese meningitis, which is transmitted through mosquitoes. However, this risk only exists during certain parts of the year.

Hygiene and food in Vietnam

It is good to avoid petting animals as they can carry various diseases that we in Sweden are not used to. Care should also be taken to protect against insects, especially mosquitoes that can spread dengue fever, among other things.

When it comes to food, it may be wise to visit restaurants that other tourists go to and to avoid food that has been out in the heat for a long time. You should also make sure that the food, especially meat, is cooked well and that you rinse vegetables and fruit thoroughly. When it comes to water, do not drink directly from the tap or from opened bottles. Boiled water, however, is often harmless.

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