Travelling to red countries outside the EU or Schengen area is not recommended if you have not been vaccinated.
Take a look at the general preventive measures related to COVID-19.
- Carefully read the entry conditions and local measures of this country.
- Carefully read the information on measures to be taken upon return to Belgium.
There is an outbreak of Japanese encephalitis in New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia and Victoria.
This page contains the main health risks for travellers and general recommendations. Travel conditions are different for everyone and each patient's health condition varies. Discuss your trip during a travel consultation with your doctor or in a travel clinic, preferably six to eight weeks before departure.
Important health risks
There is a risk of Ross River virus and Barmah Forest virus all over the country, especially from January until May.
Dengue can occur in Queensland or on the Cocoseilande (Throat Islands).
Sporadic cases of Japanese encephalitis in Outer Torres Strait Islands are reported.
Protect yourself against insects.
Ticks can transmit diseases.
Other frequent health risks while travelling
Read these tips before you leave.
Update of basic vaccinations
Yellow fever does not occur here. Vaccination is not necessary if you are travelling from Belgium.
Vaccination is obligatory from the age of nine months/ one year:
- If you are departing from another country where yellow fever can occur.
- If you have spent more than twelve hours in transit in an airport in a country where yellow fever occurs.
This does not apply to travellers coming from the Galapagos Islands (in Ecuador).
This vaccination must be administered at least ten days prior to arrival by an official yellow fever vaccination centre and must be registered in an International Certificate of Vaccination and Prophylaxis.