What are the mandatory vaccinations required to enter Bangladesh?

  • Poliovirus vaccines
  • MMR- measles/mumps/rubella
  • DPT- diphtheria/pertussis/tetanus

NOTE: Tourists need to consult a travel agent for latest and updated information on required vaccination prior to their departure to visit Bangladesh.

Other optional but recommended Vaccination for Travellers visiting Bangladesh:

  • Typhoid
  • Rabies- especially for those who is visiting rural areas
  • Hepatitis-A
  • Hepatitis-B
  • Japanese encephalitis- especially for those who is visiting rural areas
  • Yellow fever


Other health risks: Malaria is very common in Bangladesh except Dhaka.


What type of Health Insurance is valid for Tourists or Visitors in Bangladesh?

  • Consult your medical service provider for the facilities related to the medical terms that will they cover emergency expenses.
  • In terms of development in medical facilities, Bangladesh is very poor. There are no routine tests and x-rays which are reliable. There is lack of modern centralized emergency services and lot of traffic which makes patient inefficient and uncomfortable.
  • Must carry cash or cards which are available there for emergency. In hospitals or doctors may ask for immediate cash.

NOTE: Tourists or Visitors need to consult medical travel insurance providers and/or travel agents to know details about insurance policy limitations in Bangladesh and whether it covers all expenses or not in case of medical emergency during your stay in Bangladesh.

Health tips while travelling to Bangladesh:

  • Carry full medical prescription and the basic medicines which can be used in general like: stomach ache, joint pains etc. But must cross check the drugs which you carrying with you may be banned in that country.
  • Prevent insect bites.
  • Sanitize your hands always.
  • Drink bottled water only.

NOTE: While you are recommended to carry prescription from home country some medicines may not be legal or available in Bangladesh. Travellers are recommended to consult a travel agent and medical advisers for alternative medicines in Bangladesh.

Also Read: Customs followed in Bangladesh

Last update on February 2, 12:34 pm by Nidhi S.