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Bonaire Health Care and Vaccinations

Title Special precautions
Typhoid Sometimes
Yellow Fever No*
Tetanus Yes
Rabies Sometimes
Malaria No
Hepatitis A Yes
Diphtheria Sometimes

* A yellow fever certificate is required from all travellers over six months of age coming from infected areas.

Health Care

The San Francisco Hospital is equipped to deal with emergencies and has a decompression chamber and an ambulance aircraft.

Food and Drink

All mains water on the islands is distilled from seawater and is safe to drink. Bottled mineral water is widely available. Milk is pasteurised and dairy products are safe for consumption. Local meat, poultry, seafood, fruit and vegetables are generally considered safe to eat.

Other Risks

Outbreaks of dengue fever occur in the area. Vaccination against hepatitis B and tuberculosis is sometimes advised.