Greece: General Health Risks


Malaria is transmitted by the night-time - dusk to dawn - biting female Anopheles mosquito.

Locally acquired cases of malaria (P. vivax) have been confirmed in the regional units of Evros (municipalities of Alexandroupoli and Soufli) and Tessaloniki (municipality of Delta). Previous cases have also been reported from Achaia and Elis. Travellers visiting these areas should take meticulous anti-mosquito bite measures.

Risk is absent in most of the country; risk exists only in specified areas:

High risk months for Malaria are: May to October

Incidence of Plasmodium falciparum Malaria: 0%

Areas with drug resistant Malaria:

Suppressive medication is not recommended.

Travellers going to risk areas should follow meticulous anti-mosquito bite measures from dusk to dawn during the malaria season. Download IAMAT's whitepaper How to Protect Yourself Against Malaria for details.