South Africa

Vaccinations

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 level Vaccines required
All travellers Diphtheria
Hepatitis A
Sometimes advised for high risk Hepatitis B
Rabies
Tetanus
Typhoid
Highest risk Tuberculosis
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

Malaria

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 risk Level of risk Recommended regimen Seasonal risk Drug resistance
Low altitude areas of Mpumalanga Province (including Kruger National Park) and Limpopo Province, Vhembe and Mopani districts, Musina, Thohoyandou HIGH RISK MAL/DOX/MEF ALL, esp. SEP-MAY CHLOR
All other parts of the country. LOW/NO RISK AVOIDANCE ALL, esp. SEP-MAY CHLOR

Visit Fit for Travel website for more information and malaria maps

For more help contact Information Services.