Healthy Information for Travelers
visiting Indonesia Borneo, you may need to get vaccinations
and medications to prevent yourself against diseases,
your health-care provider will know what you will need,
depending on factors such as your health and immunization history. To
have the most benefit, visit a health-care provider
latest 4–6 weeks before your trip to allow time for
your vaccines to take effect. Even if you have less than 4 weeks before
you leave, you should still see a health-care provider for needed
vaccines, to get information about how to protect yourself
from illness and injury while traveling.
yellow fever is not a disease risk in Indonesia, the government
requires travelers arriving from countries where yellow fever is
present to present proof of yellow fever vaccination. If you will be
traveling to one of these countries where yellow fever is present
before arriving in Indonesia, this requirement must be taken into
will be visiting a malaria risk area in Indonesia, you will need to
take one of the following antimalarial drugs: atovaquone/proguanil,
doxycycline, or mefloquine.
risk area in Indonesia: Risk in rural Sumatra, Sulawesi, Kalimantan and
Nusa Tenggara Barat. No risk in urban areas.Risk in all areas of
eastern Indonesia (provinces of Papua Indonesia, Irian Jaya Barat, Nusa
Tenggara Timur, Maluku, and Maluku Utara).
in Jakarta, resort areas of Bali and the island of Java.
nausea and vomiting
Medical Prevention Needs
Iodine tablets and portable water filters to purify water if
water is not available.
Sunblock and sunglasses for protection from harmful effects of
Antibacterial hand wipes or alcohol-based hand sanitizer
least 60% alcohol.
Lightweight long-sleeved shirts, long pants, and a hat to wear outside,
Flying-insect spray to help clear rooms of mosquitoes.
nets treated with permethrin.
pathogenic avian influenza (H5N1) continues to cause outbreaks in
domestic and wild bird populations and has caused human cases in
several countries in Southeast Asia. In 2006, the virus continued to
spread in poultry populations in Indonesia. Avoid all direct contact
with birds, including domestic poultry (such as chickens and ducks) and
wild birds, and avoid places such as poultry farms and bird markets
where live birds are raised or kept. For a current list of countries
reporting outbreaks of H5N1 among poultry and/or wild birds, view
updates from the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), and for
total numbers of confirmed human cases of H5N1 virus by country see the
World Health Organization (WHO) Avian Influenza website.
swim in fresh water (except in well-chlorinated swimming pools) to
avoid infection with schistosomiasis. Leptospirosis, a bacterial
infection often contracted through recreational water activities in
contaminated water, such as kayaking, is common in tropical areas of
transmission persists in the region, although vaccination coverage is
improving in some countries in Southeast Asia. Influenza infections can
occur throughout the year in tropical areas.
Source : World Health Organization