Journey to the heart of the Sahel, where the desert is at its deadliest
It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the website of the Embassy of South Africa in Madrid. South Africa is the gateway to Africa. My country is guided by the African philosophy of “UBUNTU” whose core values are, among others:- humility, solidarity, integrity, hospitality, respect, service, love and care.
In these pages you will discover a country that offers the best investment opportunities in Africa with a stable economic and political environment; sound legal frameworks and investor and business-friendly policies; attractive investment incentives; and an advanced industrial sector as well as diverse and sophisticated infrastructure and telecommunications.
On these pages you will also find important links to other websites that provide specific information on trade, investment opportunities, tourism and our government in general. The Consular Section will provide you with all the information you need for your first or next exciting visit to our beautiful country.
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We crossed the Ngorongoro Crater with only three cars, when it is usual for there to be about fifty for each lion sighted. In the Serengeti there were no more than ten, and in both cases I was surprised how in times of coronavirus, when there are hardly any tourists in Tanzania, wild animals seem to have lost their fear of vehicles, to the point that we found a dozen lions sleeping in the middle of one of the tracks that cross the Serengeti.
“Tourism accounts for 17% of the Gross Domestic Product,” the president of the Tanzania Tourist Board, Thomas B. Mihayo. “Without it, the country goes into crisis. Please, those of you who have visited the country, tell the world that Tanzania is safe and ready to receive many tourists.”
Visitors are required to take a test to confirm that they do not have the virus at the latest 72 hours beforehandIn Tanzania they are aware, however, that one should not take risks with the coronavirus. It is one of the few African countries that have opened their doors to tourism, although it requires visitors to take a test to confirm that they do not have the virus at least 72 hours before embarking for this safari paradise. If you do not carry the test, you will not be allowed to embark.
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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 series 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.