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Occupational health care during stays in the tropics

If you are planning a professional stay in tropical and subtropical regions (between 40°north and 40°south latitude), you need occupational health care. This must be done before the stay, and offered again after the stay.

The precaution is for your safety and is intended to prevent illness in the exercise of the profession. This can be recognised as an occupational disease and give rise to claims for compensation.

As part of your preventive care, you will receive occupational health advice on:

• climatic and hygienic situations at the destination,

• specific health risks and rules of conduct,

• Malaria and vaccine prophylaxis.

If necessary, a physical examination follows. It ensures that a stay in the tropics does not endanger your state of health.


Occupational health care must take place before starting work. Follow-up provisions within 24-36 months. Your employer must also arrange for follow-up provisions. For this purpose, appointments are made with specialized doctors/clinics. Contact your company doctor or employer.




What are the fees?

The costs of the pension are borne by the employer. The costs for vaccinations are covered by the employer or the health insurance company.

Technically approved by

Lower Saxony Ministry of Social Affairs, Health and Equality

Professionally released on



The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)