First-time travelers outside Europe should be vaccinated against various infectious diseases. If you are only going to North America and a few other countries, you may not need to get vaccinated, but most countries in Africa, Asia, South America and the Pacific requires some sort of vaccination.

Vaccinations are available either from a vaccination center or your own doctor or medical center. Typical diseases you should look out for: yellow fever, hepatitis A and B, meningitis, tetanus and malaria. Please ask your doctor for advice and what kind of vaccinations you need. Make sure to do it well in advance prior to departure, as some vaccinations require a couple of shots.