Baltacha is Britain's number one female tennis player and ranked 50 in the world.
Baltcha said in a statement, "It's just the hygiene, the Dengue fever, all that kind of stuff."
Elena suffers from a genetic liver condition that has left her immune system compromised and the Scot tennis star said it would be too high a risk.
"If I didn't have a liver condition, of course I'd go. But the problem is that because it's immune-based, I am much more susceptible to picking things up, and that's why it's more of a risk for me," clarified Baltcha.