Vaccines for travel to Africa from Argentina
Do you already know which are the vaccinations to travel if you intend to go abroad? When we plan an international trip, the first thing that comes to our mind is to prepare our luggage, to get information about the places of interest we can visit, to look for information in forums about transport and meteorology, to know the typical gastronomy of the country… Undoubtedly, these are factors that must be taken into account when planning a trip although, many times, we forget the most important thing of all: to have knowledge about the mandatory and recommended vaccinations for traveling, especially in trips to exotic countries.
First of all, you should know that it is essential that you find out about the mandatory or recommended vaccinations as soon as possible because, sometimes, your local medical service will refer you to a center specialized in travel vaccinations, so you should make an appointment in advance. Another reason to check in advance is that many vaccinations should be given at least one month before your trip, as you may need several doses or some time to develop immunity.
Travelers must be up to date with the corresponding vaccination schedule for children and adults. These vaccinations include, for example, measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) and diphtheria, tetanus and polio vaccines.
Some travelers, either because of their age, work, lifestyle or underlying illnesses, may be at higher risk of infectious disease, so they should be up-to-date with additional recommended vaccinations.
In Tanzania there are high altitude points such as Mount Kilimanjaro at 5,895m. It is possible to suffer from altitude sickness. Its definition and prevention are detailed in the section “Take care of your trip”.
Dengue and chikungunya are viral infections transmitted by diurnal and urban mosquitoes. They cause a flu-like illness, severe dengue fever is rare in travelers. To avoid it, mosquito bites should be avoided; there are no medications or vaccines. In case of fever, headache and/or tiredness you should see a doctor as soon as possible, especially a Tropical Medicine and International Health service to rule out malaria.
Vaccinations required for travel to Spain
Please note: our clinics will remain closed while we develop new ways to help travelers. If you have a registration request or similar need, please contact us through our online form.
Due to its large number of ethnic groups, there are 11 official languages in South Africa. It is the country with the most official languages in the world. It also has many different religions practiced throughout the country.
A valid passport is required to enter the country for at least 30 days following the scheduled period of stay. In all cases a business or tourist visa is required and must be obtained from Mexico. There are no visa procedures at South African ports of entry.
Mexican consular services help resolve any problems travelers may encounter, including passport services. Once in South Africa, the contact information for the Mexican Embassy is:
If you have any questions about traveling to South Africa or about the vaccinations you need for travel, schedule an appointment with your local Passport Health travel medicine clinic. Call us at or book online now to protect yourself.
Mandatory vaccines for Africa
We travel more and more and for different reasons: tourism, work, business, humanitarian cooperation, and we sometimes travel to very distant places. In all these situations, we must take a number of precautions to protect our health.
In the same way that we organize details relating to transportation and stay, it should also be standard practice to take the necessary health measures to reduce the risks associated with travel, by consulting specialized health professionals at international vaccination centers and health centers.
If your destination is a tropical or subtropical country with endemic malaria, you should be aware that malaria is a serious disease transmitted by a mosquito (Anopheles) that injects the malaria parasite into the blood when it bites.
Although there are four species of the malaria parasite that can infect humans and produce the disease (Plasmodium falciparum, P. malariae, P. vivax and P. ovale), it is only P. falciparum that is potentially life-threatening. There is a real risk that anyone of any age can contract this disease.