Immunisation, vaccine and travel advice for Spain, including the Balearic and Canary Islands.

See also Gibraltar


Travellers should be up to date with routinely recommended vaccinations according to the routine UK immunisation programme.

Ceuta and Melila: Vaccination recommended for travellers whose activities put them at increased risk, including those at risk due to their work (eg, health workers or those working with animals), those travelling to areas where access to post-exposure treatment and medical care is limited, those planning higher risk activities such as running or cycling, and long-stay travellers.

Elsewhere: Rabies has not been reported in domestic or wild animals in this country but bats may carry bat lyssavirus (bat rabies). Vaccination is recommended for travellers whose activities put them at increased risk, including those at risk due to their work (eg, those working with bats).

Travellers should have completed a primary vaccination course according to the UK schedule. If travelling to a country where medical facilities may be limited, a booster dose of a tetanus-containing vaccine is recommended if the last dose was more than ten years ago even if five doses of vaccine have been given previously.


Abbreviated information provided by the National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC). Refer to the Spain page on for full details.

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