Your health is important
Some basic preventative measures should be taken before your departure to protect against infectious and parasitic diseases in your destination country.
See our tips for flying worry-free!
H1N1 flu: obtain information before departure
Cases of influenza A/H1N1 have been reported by the World Health Organization (WHO) in many different countries. Before your trip, Air France recommends that you research the health risks present in the countries you will be visiting. For this information, you can consult the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs website or the WHO website.
See our vaccination guide for complete information on major diseases, high-risk areas, and necessary vaccinations:

- DTP – Diptheria Tetanus Polio
- Yellow fever
- Hepatitis A
- Typhoid fever
- Tick-borne encephalitis
- Meningitis
- Hepatitis B
- Rabies

Some vaccinations require multiple injections. Plan well enough ahead and do not skip any injections for lack of time.

  • It may be possible to receive the remaining injections during your trip (depending on the sanitary level of your destination country), or upon your return.
  • If you were vaccinated during childhood, a simple booster will suffice.

In all cases, seek the opinion of your doctor or medical service.

Helpful addresses

Air France International Vaccinations Center
148 rue de L'université
75007 Paris France

Tel.: +33 (0)1 43 17 22 00 during the Center's office hours.
Open Monday to Saturday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM CET.
Vaccinations Center at Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport
Bâtiment Uranus
3, place de Londres
95703 Roissy CDG France (Tremblay)

Tel.: +33 (0)1 42 79 32 36 and + 33(0)1 48 64 12 67

Open Monday to Friday from 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM CET, by appointment only.
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Prevent infectious and parasitic diseases
Infectious and parasitic diseases are common in tropical countries. They are often transmitted by eating raw vegetables or drinking infected water. In order to prevent these diseases:
  • opt for bottled beverages, preferably those of familiar brands,
  • if you use tap water, first boil it or sterilize it with tablets available in pharmacies,
  • cook all meals well and only eat perfectly rinsed and peeled raw vegetables,
  • wash your hands often and let the water run for a while before use.

Some infectious diseases are sexually transmissible. Remember to systematically take preventative measures (condoms).
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Protect against malaria
Malaria is a disease transmitted through the bite of an infected mosquito. The parasite attacks red blood cells and causes them to burst, leading to high fevers. No vaccine is available for this disease.
  • Protect yourself from mosquito bites, especially during the evening and at night: layered and long-sleeve clothing, mosquito nets with insecticide, repellent for exposed skin, insecticides for clothing, air-conditioned rooms.

  • Use proper medication for your destination and your health. These medicines should be taken several days before departure, during your stay, and 1 to 4 weeks after your return, depending on the medicine prescribed by your doctor.
    As any changes in the behavior and location of the disease could signal changes in its treatment, we advise you to consult the World Health Organization website.
    If you notice any fever upon returning from a high-risk area, see your doctor.
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