Vaccination center for foreign travel
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.
Vaccination card for travel
Traveling is wonderful but sometimes it is necessary to take a series of precautions before doing so. To travel to any country in the African continent, a previous vaccination is usually necessary, as well as taking into account other factors such as contaminated water or the high presence of other diseases such as AIDS.
1. Kenya: Yellow Fever is a mandatory vaccine, while Hepatitis A, Tetanus-diphtheria, Tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis, and Triple Viral are generally recommended. Depending on the situation, there would also be Cholera, Typhoid Fever, Hepatitis B, Rabies, Poliomyelitis, Influenza, Pneumococcal, Meningococcal. In addition, the risk of contracting malaria is high, so it is recommended to take a preventive treatment a few days before traveling and upon return. All this, always consulting with your doctor.
2. Tanzania: as in the previous case, the Yellow Fever vaccine is mandatory, being recommended others such as Typhoid Fever, Hepatitis A and B, Tetanus-diphtheria, Tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis, Triple Viral. In special cases: Cholera, Rabies, Influenza, Pneumococcal and Poliomyelitis. Malaria is also high in the country.
Vaccinations against tetanus and hepatitis are recommended. There is no risk of contracting malaria in the city. For more information about health and vaccinations we advise you to visit the website of the Ministry of Health.
Cape Town is a relatively unsafe city. Although most serious crime occurs in neighborhoods such as Nyanga, Khayalitsha, Gugulethu and Delft, it is also necessary to be vigilant (especially at night) in tourist areas such as Long Street or Sea Point.
In general it is advisable not to walk around at night and if you drive a car, for safety reasons, always keep the safety lock on and the windows up. If we go to a restaurant at night: when parking, on the way from the car to the restaurant we can be robbed so it is better to park at the door and leave the keys to the doorman at the door, he will park it for us.
Vaccines to enter South Africa
Please note: our clinics will remain closed while we develop new ways to assist 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.