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Insect Repellent Selection Guide

Insect Protection

Which insect repellent will I need to travel to:

Please note - the following is a guide only and does not account for those with skin conditions or allergies - you should always consult a doctor before travelling to a foreign country to ensure the best protection. 

CountryRisk to HealthCommon Insect Borne DiseasesCommon Biting insectsDEET Based RepellentAlternative to DEET Natural Repellent
Alaska Low ---- Midges LifeSystems Midge Repellent Trek Midge and Tick Mosi-Guard Natural
Argentina High Zika Virus, Yellow Fever, Malaria, Dengue Fever Mosquitoes LifeSystems Expedition 100+ Not Advised Not Advised
Australia Moderate Japanese Encephalitis, Dengue Fever Mosquitoes Trek Ultra Trek Sensitive LifeSystems Natural 30+
Austria Moderate Tick-Borne Encephalitis Ticks Trek 50 Tick Trek Midge and Tick Care Plus Anti-Tick
Bahamas Moderate Zika Virus, Dengue Fever Mosquitoes Care Plus 40% LifeSystems Sensitive Not Advised
Barbados Moderate Zika Virus, Dengue Fever Mosquitoes Care Plus 40% LifeSystems Sensitive Not Advised
Belgium Low ---- ---- Ben's Wipes Pocket Smidge Care Plus Natural
Bermuda Moderate Dengue Fever Mosquitoes Trek Ultra LifeSystems Sensitive Mosi-Guard Natural
Botswana High Malaria Mosquitoes LifeSystems Expedition 100+ Not Advised Not Advised
British Virgin Islands Moderate Zika Virus, Dengue Fever Mosquitoes Trek Ultra LifeSystems Sensitive Not Advised
Canada Low Lyme Disease Ticks and Midges Trek 50 Tick Trek Midge and Tick Care Plus Anti-Tick
Cape Verde Moderate Malaria, Dengue Fever, Zika Virus Mosquitoes Trek 50 LifeSystems Sensitive Not Advised
China High Japanese Encephalitis, Tick-Borne Encephalitis, Malaria, Dengue Fever Mosquitoes and Ticks LifeSystems Expedition 100+ Not Advised Not Advised
Cyprus  Low ----  ---- Ben's Family Care Plus Sensitive LifeSystems Natural 30+
Denmark Low Tick-Borne Encephilitis Ticks and Midges Trek 50 Tick Trek Midge and Tick Care Plus Anti-Tick
Dominica Moderate Dengue Fever, Zika Virus Mosquitoes Trek Ultra LifeSystems Sensitive Not Advised
Dominican Republic Moderate Dengue Fever, Malaria, Zika Virus Mosquitoes Care Plus 40% LifeSystems Sensitive Not Advised
Egypt Low ---- Sandflies Ben's Wipes Pocket Smidge Care Plus Natural
Finland Low Tick-Borne Encephilitis Ticks and Midges Trek 50 Tick Trek Midge and Tick Care Plus Anti-Tick
France Low Tick-Borne Encephilitis Ticks Care Plus 30% Trek Midge and Tick Care Plus Anti-Tick
Germany Low Tick-Borne Encephilitis Ticks Care Plus 30% Trek Midge and Tick Care Plus Anti-Tick
Greece Low Tick-Borne Encephilitis Ticks Care Plus 30% Trek Midge and Tick Care Plus Anti-Tick
Grenada Moderate Dengue Fever, Zika Virus Mosquitoes Trek 50 LifeSystems Sensitive Not Advised
Hong Kong Moderate Dengue Fever Mosquitoes Trek Ultra LifeSystems Sensitive Mosi-Guard Natural
Iceland Low ---- ---- ---- ---- ----
India High Japenese Encephalitis, Malaria, Dengue Fever, Zika Virus Mosquitoes LifeSystems Expedition 100+ Not Advised Not Advised
Indonesia High Japenese Encephalitis, Malaria, Dengue Fever, Zika Virus Mosquitoes LifeSystems Expedition 100+ Not Advised Not Advised
Ireland Low ---- Midges Trek 20 Smidge Trek Natural
Israel Low West Nile Virus Mosquitoes Ben's Wipes Pocket Smidge Care Plus Natural
Italy Low West Nile Virus Mosquitoes Ben's Wipes Pocket Smidge Care Plus Natural
Jamaica Moderate Dengue Fever, Zika Virus Ticks Care Plus 40% LifeSystems Sensitive Not Advised
Kenya High Yellow Fever, Malaria, Dengue Fever Mosquitoes LifeSystems Expedition 100+ Not Advised Not Advised
Malaysia High Japanese Encephalitis, Malaria, Dengue Fever, Zika Virus Mosqutioes LifeSystems Expedition 100+ Not Advised Not Advised
Maldives Moderate Dengue Fever, Zika Virus Mosquitoes Care Plus 40% LifeSystems Sensitive Not Advised
Malta Low ---- ---- ---- ---- ----
Mauritius Moderate Dengue Fever Mosquitoes Trek Ultra LifeSystems Sensitive Mosi-Guard Natural
Mexico Moderate Zika Virus, Dengue Fever, Malaria Mosquitoes Trek 50 LifeSystems Sensitive Not Advised
Morocco Low Dengue Fever Mosqutioes Ben's Wipes Pocket Smidge Care Plus Natural
Nepal Moderate Japanese Encephalitis, Malaria, Dengue Fever Mosqutioes Trek 50 LifeSystems Sensitive Not Advised
Netherlands Low ---- ---- ---- ---- ----
New Zealand Low ---- Midges Trek 20 Smidge Trek Natural
Norway Low Tick Borne Encephilitis Ticks and Midges Care Plus 30% Trek Midge and Tick Care Plus Anti-Tick
Papau New Guinea Moderate Japanese Encephalitis, Malaria, Dengue Fever, Zika Virus Mosquitoes Trek Ultra Trek Sensitive LifeSystems Natural 30+
Peru High Yellow Fever, Malaria, Dengue Fever, Zika Virus Mosquitoes LifeSystems Expedition 100+ Not Advised Not Advised
Philippines Moderate Japanese Encephalitis, Malaria, Dengue Fever, Zika Virus Mosquitoes Trek Ultra Trek Sensitive LifeSystems Natural 30+
Portugal Low ---- ---- ---- ---- ----
Scotland Low Lymes Disease Midges and Ticks Trek 20 Smidge Trek Natural
Seychelles Low Dengue Fever Mosquitoes Ben's Wipes Pocket Smidge Care Plus Natural
Singapore Moderate Japanese Encephalitis, Dengue Fever, Zika Virus Mosquitoes Trek Ultra LifeSystems Sensitive Mosi-Guard Natural
South Africa Moderate Malaria Mosquitoes Trek Ultra LifeSystems Sensitive Mosi-Guard Natural
Spain Low ---- ---- ---- ---- ----
Sri Lanka Moderate Japanese Encephilitis, Malaria, Dengue Fever Mosquitoes Trek Ultra Trek Sensitive LifeSystems Natural 30+
Sweden Moderate Tick Borne Encephilitis Ticks Care Plus 30% Trek Midge and Tick Care Plus Anti-Tick
Switzerland Low Tick Borne Encephilitis Ticks Care Plus 30% Trek Midge and Tick Care Plus Anti-Tick
Thailand Moderate Japanese Encephilitis, Malaria, Dengue Fever, Zika Virus Mosqutioes Trek Ultra LifeSystems Sensitive Mosi-Guard Natural
Trinidad & Tobago Moderate Yellow Fever, Dengue Fever, Zika Virus Ticks Care Plus 40% LifeSystems Sensitive Not Advised
Tunisia Low ---- ---- ---- ---- ----
Turkey Low Malaria Mosquitoes Ben's Wipes Pocket Smidge Care Plus Natural
USA Low ---- Midges and No See Ums Trek 20 Smidge Trek Natural

Map of the World

All of the information in this table has been gathered using the Common Services Agency website and Scottish Government Health Directorate (SGHD).  Any additional information can be accessed at Fit For Travel.