07 April 2009
You need no vaccines to travel to Spain. Like everywhere else in the world, you are advised to get your anti-tetanus shots if you will be outdoors, or in rural areas.
If as an exceptional measure, International Sanitary Regulations demand any specific vaccination, you may need to go through a medical check up, or show a medical certificate.
Regardless of the fact that travelling to Spain does not require any vaccination, you should visit your doctor at least 4 weeks before you leave abroad and check whether you need any vaccines or medicines according to your health condition.
Besides check your routine vaccines schedule before leaving to Spain.
The list of routine vaccines includes:
Note that vaccines cannot protect you from common diseases in Spain, so check the following tips on how to avoid getting ill in this particular country.
#1 Eating and drinking
Spanish food and water standards are very similar to those in United Kingdom, so you there are no special recommendations for eating and drinking if you have no food allergies. In case you do, try to avoid exquisite traditional specialties if there are any unknown ingredients.
#2 Bug bites
In the wake of Zika Virus worldwide alerts, use repellent while spending time outside, especially in the forest or near the water areas.
How to prevent bug bites?
What to do if you got bitten?
#3 Staying safe outdoors
Whether you are only planning to visit Spain or already in the country, check Spain Travel Advice section of Foreign and Commonwealth Office to stay updated about any travel alerts.