Do I need specific vaccinations (COVID-19 and other) to visit Borneo?

As of this writing, there aren’t any vaccination requirements for entering Malaysia if you are flying directly from a Western country. However, there are several you should get or consider getting:

  • Flu shot
  • COVID shot/latest booster (recommended to bring proof as guidelines may change in the future)
  • Hepatitis A and B (highly recommended)
  • Malaria – talk to your local public health unit as there is a possible risk.
  • Japanese encephalitis if you are at high risk (talk to your local public health unit)

Full Canadian vaccination recommendations are here (check your own country’s travel advisories for your government’s recommendations).

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