Vaccinations required for travel to africa

Vaccination schedule in 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.

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It is also important to find out about the health coverage of the country of destination and our health insurance. It is also important to seek advice on what food to eat or what hygiene measures to take.

Africa is a continent with a wide diversity of fauna, landscapes, traditions and customs. The contrasts from rural areas to urban areas are remarkable, you can go from a place full of vegetation to large deserts. Special care should be taken with the origin of food and drink.

The recommended vaccinations are those that are recommended because of the probability of contracting the disease in the country of destination. Africa, with its diversity of countries, recommends vaccination against poliomyelitis, yellow fever (for those older than 9 months), tetanus-diphtheria, hepatitis A, typhoid fever, cholera or meningococcal meningitis (in some countries such as Libya).

The information provided by this medium can in no way replace a direct medical care service, nor should it be used for the purpose of making a diagnosis, or choosing a treatment in particular cases.

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Any traveler suffering from a chronic illness should carry the necessary medication for the entire duration of the trip. All medications, especially those requiring a prescription, should be carried in hand luggage in their original containers with visible labels. As a precaution against loss or theft, it is advisable to carry medication in duplicate in checked baggage. The traveler should carry with him/her the name and contact details of his/her physician along with other travel documents, and information on his/her medical condition and treatment, as well as details of the medication (including generic names of medications) and prescribed dosages. This information should also be kept in electronic format so that it can be retrieved remotely (e.g. in a secure database). It is also necessary to carry a physician’s report, certifying the need for medication or other medical supplies (e.g. syringes) carried by the passenger, which may be requested by customs officials and/or security personnel.

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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 as follows:

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.

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