Rabies has not been reported in domestic or wild animals in this country; therefore most travellers are considered to be at low risk.
However, bats may carry bat lyssavirus (bat rabies).
Information on when these vaccines should be considered can be found by clicking on the arrow. Hepatitis A is a viral infection transmitted through contaminated food and water or by direct contact with an infectious person.
Symptoms are often mild or absent in young children, but the disease becomes more serious with advancing age. Following hepatitis A illness immunity is lifelong.
Those at increased risk include travellers visiting friends and relatives, long-stay travellers, and those visiting areas of poor sanitation.
Bat lyssaviruses can cause disease in humans that is indistinguishable from rabies.
Symptoms can take some time to develop, but when they do the condition is almost always fatal. However, it is increased for certain occupations for example bat handlers and veterinarians, or certain activities such as caving.
While most travellers have a healthy and safe trip, there are some risks that are relevant to travellers regardless of destination.