Vaccine for travel to africa



If you decide to travel to Africa, you are exposed to tropical infectious diseases and to natural elements of the trip itself such as heat, humidity, consumption of unsafe food and water, and mosquitoes. That is why in such circumstances the traveler should remember the general recommendations given to him at the International Health Center.

Most African countries have very basic health infrastructures, except for private health care, which is very expensive. Regardless of the country of destination, it is highly recommended to have travel insurance. It is important that the insurance includes:

To avoid diarrhea it is advisable to eat freshly cooked, boiled or fried food, drink packaged or boiled products, such as coffee or tea, and brush your teeth with bottled water, boiled or disinfected with water purification tablets. Avoid street foods, raw food, seafood or fruit peeled by others, as well as ice cubes, dairy products, unboiled, unpackaged or unsealed beverages, or natural fruit juices. Vaccination for hepatitis A and typhoid fever is required.

Covid-19 in Africa. José Naranjo interviews

It is recommended to have the current vaccination schedule up to date (including the MMR vaccine -measles, rubella and mumps-, tetanus vaccine and polio). In addition, the following vaccines are recommended and can be administered at your health center.

The administration of other vaccines such as rabies, cholera or meningitis will depend on the individual characteristics of the traveler and associated risks (long periods of stay -more than 1 month-, close contact with animals, lodging, visit to endemic rural areas…) and can be administered in an international vaccination center.

Vaccination certificates are often required for all travelers coming from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission, and sometimes for travelers in transit through such countries (even if only for a few hours at the airport). However, a 2010 meeting of yellow fever experts concluded that when airport transit is less than 12 hours, the risk of yellow fever is almost non-existent and therefore a vaccination certificate may not be required. More information about yellow fever


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.

Some vaccinations are recommended for visiting Central and Southern Africa. The WHO and ISTM recommend the following vaccines: typhoid, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, yellow fever, rabies, polio, MMR (measles, mumps and rubella), meningitis, TDaP (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis), and influenza.

Southern African nations are facing bans on the use of

The following is information on what we believe to be essential, but each trip and destination needs to be studied in detail to make sure we don’t forget anything important before starting the adventure.

The dry season (Winter – April to October): it is known as such because there is hardly any rainfall. The days are much cooler (between 8º and 26º) and the temperatures are very low during the night and can even freeze in the months of June and July.

The green season (Summer – November to March): With temperatures between 19º and 35º, this is the rainy season, but on the other hand, everything becomes an intense green and it is also when most of the herbivores give birth, so you can see beautiful pictures of herds with their offspring.

European Union citizens do not require a visa to enter Botswana for stays of less than 90 days and the passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the day of entry into the country. However, we recommend travelers to inquire in this regard before starting the trip.

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