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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
AlaskaLow—-MidgesTrek 20 Insect Repellent SprayTrek Midge & Tick Repellent SprayMosi-Guard Natural Insect Repellent
ArgentinaHighZika Virus, Yellow Fever, Malaria, Dengue FeverMosquitoesLifeSystems Expedition MAXNot AdvisedNot Advised
AustraliaModerateJapanese Encephalitis, Dengue FeverMosquitoesTrek Ultra Insect RepellentTrek Sensitive Insect RepellentTrek Natural Insect Repellent
AustriaModerateTick-Borne EncephalitisTicksTrek 50 Tick Repellent SprayTrek Midge & Tick Repellent SpraySmidge Insect Repellent Spray
BahamasModerateZika Virus, Dengue FeverMosquitoesLifeSystems Expedition ProTrek Sensitive Insect RepellentNot Advised
BarbadosModerateZika Virus, Dengue FeverMosquitoesTrek 50 Tick Repellent SprayLifeSystems Expedition Sensitive RepellentNot Advised
BelgiumLow—- —- Design Go Travel Insect RepellentPocket Smidge Insect RepellentTrek Natural Insect Repellent
BermudaModerateDengue FeverMosquitoesTrek Ultra Insect Repellent Trek Sensitive Insect RepellentMosi-Guard Natural Insect Repellent
BotswanaHighMalariaMosquitoesLifeSystems Expedition MAX Not AdvisedNot Advised
British Virgin IslandsModerateZika Virus, Dengue FeverMosquitoesTrek Ultra Insect RepellentLifeSystems Expedition Sensitive RepellentNot Advised
CanadaLowLyme DiseaseTicks and MidgesTrek 50 Tick Repellent SprayTrek Midge & Tick Repellent SprayTrek Natural Insect Repellent
Cape VerdeModerateMalaria, Dengue Fever, Zika VirusMosquitoesTrek 50 Tick Repellent SprayLifeSystems Expedition Sensitive RepellentNot Advised
ChinaHighJapanese Encephalitis, Tick-Borne Encephalitis, Malaria, Dengue FeverMosquitoes and TicksLifeSystems Expedition MAX Not Advised Not Advised
CyprusLow—- —- Ben’s 30 Insect Repellent SprayTrek Sensitive Insect RepellentIncognito Mosquito Repellent Spray
DenmarkLowTick-Borne EncephalitisTicks and MidgesTrek 50 Tick Repellent SprayTrek Midge & Tick Repellent SprayMosi-Guard Natural Insect Repellent
DominicaModerateDengue Fever, Zika VirusMosquitoesTrek Ultra Insect RepellentTrek Sensitive Insect Repellent Not Advised
Dominican RepublicModerateDengue Fever, Malaria, Zika VirusMosquitoesLifeSystems Expedition ProLifeSystems Expedition Sensitive RepellentNot Advised
EgyptLow —- SandfliesTrek Ultra Insect RepellentTrek Sensitive Insect RepellentLifeSystems Expedition Natural Spray
FinlandLowTick-Borne EncephalitisTicks and MidgesTrek 50 Tick Repellent SprayTrek Midge & Tick Repellent SprayTrek Natural Insect Repellent
FranceLowTick-Borne EncephalitisTicksBen’s 30 Insect Repellent SprayTrek Midge & Tick Repellent SprayMosi-Guard Natural Insect Repellent
GermanyLowTick-Borne EncephalitisTicksTrek 20 Insect Repellent SprayTrek Midge & Tick Repellent SprayTrek Natural Insect Repellent
GreeceLowTick-Borne Encephalitis, West Nile Virus Ticks and MosquitoesTrek Ultra Insect RepellentTrek Midge & Tick Repellent SprayLifeSystems Expedition Natural Spray
GrenadaModerateDengue Fever, Zika VirusMosquitoesTrek 50 Tick Repellent SprayTrek Sensitive Insect RepellentMosi-Guard Natural Insect Repellent
Hong KongModerateDengue FeverMosquitoesTrek Ultra Insect RepellentLifeSystems Expedition Sensitive RepellentTrek Natural Insect Repellent
IcelandLow —- —- —- —- —-
IndiaHighJapanese Encephalitis, Malaria, Dengue Fever, Zika VirusMosquitoesLifeSystems Expedition MAX Not Advised Not Advised
IndonesiaHighJapanese Encephalitis, Malaria, Dengue Fever, Zika VirusMosquitoesLifeSystems Expedition Pro Not Advised Not Advised
IrelandLow —- MidgesTrek 20 Insect Repellent SpraySmidge Insect Repellent SprayTrek Natural Insect Repellent
IsraelLowWest Nile VirusMosquitoesBen’s 30 Insect Repellent SprayTrek Sensitive Insect RepellentIncognito Mosquito Repellent Spray
ItalyLowWest Nile VirusMosquitoesTrek 20 Insect Repellent SprayLifeSystems Expedition Sensitive RepellentTrek Natural Insect Repellent
JamaicaModerateDengue Fever, Zika VirusTicks and MosquitoesLifeSystems Expedition ProTrek Sensitive Insect RepellentMosi-Guard Natural Insect Repellent
KenyaHighYellow Fever, Malaria, Dengue FeverMosquitoesLifeSystems Expedition MAX Not Advised Not Advised
MalaysiaHighJapanese Encephalitis, Malaria, Dengue Fever, Zika VirusMosquitoesLifeSystems Expedition MAX Not Advised Not Advised
MaldivesModerateDengue Fever, Zika VirusMosquitoesLifeSystems Expedition ProTrek Sensitive Insect Repellent Not Advised
MaltaLow —- —- —- —- —-
MauritiusModerateDengue FeverMosquitoesTrek Ultra Insect RepellentLifeSystems Expedition Sensitive RepellentMosi-Guard Natural Insect Repellent
MexicoModerateZika Virus, Dengue Fever, MalariaMosquitoesTrek 50 Tick Repellent SprayTrek Sensitive Insect Repellent Not Advised
MoroccoLowDengue FeverMosquitoesMosi-Off Insect Repellent BandsLifeSystems Expedition Sensitive RepellentLifeSystems Expedition Natural Spray
NepalModerateJapanese Encephalitis, Malaria, Dengue FeverMosquitoesLifeSystems Expedition ProTrek Sensitive Insect Repellent Not Advised
NetherlandsLow —- —- —- —- —-
New ZealandLow —- MidgesTrek 20 Insect Repellent SpraySmidge Insect Repellent SprayTrek Natural Insect Repellent
NorwayLowTick Borne EncephalitisTicks and MidgesDesign Go Travel Insect Repellent BandsTrek Midge & Tick Repellent SprayTrek Natural Insect Repellent
Papua New GuineaModerateJapanese Encephalitis, Malaria, Dengue Fever, Zika VirusMosquitoesTrek Ultra Insect RepellentTrek Sensitive Insect RepellentLifeSystems Expedition Natural Spray
PeruHighYellow Fever, Malaria, Dengue Fever, Zika VirusMosquitoesLifeSystems Expedition MAX Not Advised Not Advised
PhilippinesModerateJapanese Encephalitis, Malaria, Dengue Fever, Zika VirusMosquitoesTrek Ultra Insect RepellentLifeSystems Expedition Sensitive RepellentLifeSystems Expedition Natural Spray
PortugalLow —- —- —- —- —-
ScotlandLowLyme DiseaseMidges and TicksTrek 20 Insect Repellent SprayTrek Midge & Tick Repellent SprayMosi-Guard Natural Insect Repellent
SeychellesLowDengue FeverMosquitoesMosi Bands – Insect Repellent BandsPocket Smidge Insect RepellentTrek Natural Insect Repellent
SingaporeModerateJapanese Encephalitis, Dengue Fever, Zika VirusMosquitoesTrek Ultra Insect RepellentTrek Sensitive Insect RepellentMosi-Guard Natural Insect Repellent
South AfricaModerateMalariaMosquitoesTrek Ultra Insect RepellentTrek Sensitive Insect RepellentTrek Natural Insect Repellent
SpainLow —- —- —- —- —-
Sri LankaModerateJapanese Encephalitis, Malaria, Dengue FeverMosquitoesTrek Ultra Insect RepellentLifeSystems Expedition Sensitive RepellentMosi-Guard Natural Insect Repellent
SwedenModerateTick Borne EncephalitisTicksBen’s 30 Insect Repellent SprayTrek Midge & Tick Repellent SprayTrek Natural Insect Repellent
SwitzerlandLowTick Borne EncephalitisTicksTrek 20 Insect Repellent SprayTrek Midge & Tick Repellent SprayTrek Natural Insect Repellent
ThailandModerateJapanese Encephalitis, Malaria, Dengue Fever, Zika VirusMosquitoesTrek Ultra Insect RepellentLifeSystems Expedition Sensitive RepellentMosi-Guard Natural Insect Repellent
Trinidad & TobagoModerateYellow Fever, Dengue Fever, Zika VirusTicksTrek 50 Tick Repellent SprayTrek Sensitive Insect RepellentNot Advised
TunisiaLow —- —- —- —- —-
TurkeyLowMalariaMosquitoesLifeSystems Expedition ProSmidge Insect Repellent SprayMosi-Guard Natural Insect Repellent
USALow —- Midges and No See UmsTrek 20 Insect Repellent SpraySmidge Insect Repellent SprayTrek Natural Insect Repellent

All of the information in this table has been gathered using the Common Services Agency website and Scottish Government Health Directorate (SGHD).