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Is 'Bali Belly' a real thing?

Page last updated 08 May 2020

Bali belly, otherwise known as traveller’s diarrhoea, can be a common travel-related disease, especially when travelling to developing countries.

There is no vaccine to prevent Bali belly, but if you do unfortunately catch it, the good news is it’s usually mild and clears up after a couple of days. To minimise your chances of getting it, avoid drinking tap water and be careful with where you eat street food. Make sure you pack some diarrhoeal medicine, just in case!

Sources & Citations

10. Vaccinations for Bali. Available at: [Accessed 29 April 2020].

14. Victoria State Government. Better Health Channel – Traveller’s diarhhoea. Available at: [Accessed 29 April 2020].

SPANZ.TRAV.20.05.0111a- Date of preparation May 2020