The vaccines below are recommended for travellers to this country depending on their individual level of risk. Extended or frequent travel, travel to remote areas and patients visiting friends or relatives are examples of additional risk factors.

Use the risk assessment consultation to determine risk level.

Risk levelVaccines required
All travellers Hepatitis A
Sometimes advised for high risk Hepatitis B
Highest risk Cholera
Yellow Fever No risk of yellow fever, however vaccination might be required for certificate purposes from a yellow fever area.

Check travel vaccine schedules.

Visit Fit for Travel website for non-vaccine preventable diseases prevalent in area

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The information below identifies the risk of malaria and recommended prophylaxis regimens for different geographical regions within this country. View the malaria map to identify localities within risk areas.

Areas of riskLevel of riskRecommended regimenSeasonal riskDrug resistance
The low veld areas (mainly Big Bend, Mhlume, Simunye and Tshaneni) HIGH RISK MAL/DOX/MEF ALL, esp. NOV-MAY CHLOR
All other Western areas LOW/NO RISK AVOIDANCE ALL, esp. NOV-MAY CHLOR

Visit Fit for Travel website for more information and malaria maps

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