Malaria prevention guidelines for travellers from the UK

The PHE Advisory Committee on Malaria Prevention updates and reissues these guidelines every year for UK travellers.



The guidelines are for healthcare workers who advise travellers, but may also be of use to prospective travellers who wish to read about the options themselves.

The Advisory Committee on Malaria Prevention (ACMP) prophylaxis guidelines are for UK-based visitors to malaria-endemic areas, and may not be appropriate for use by people who live in endemic areas.

These guidelines deal with malaria, but malaria prevention is only one aspect of pre-travel advice. An overall risk assessment-based package of travel health advice should be provided to the traveller.

For previous malaria guidelines, see the archive of older reports on The National Archives.