With South Africa only having one hours time difference from the UK, and warm weather during the northern hemisphere winter, South Africa is a popular choice for winter sun. Whether you are driving the garden route, climbing Table Mountain in Cape Town, sampling the vineyards of Stellenbosch, or heading on a safari in Kruger, travellers should attend a pre-travel consultation prior to travel to ensure they stay health whilst abroad.
It is recommended that all travellers are up to date with their routine immunisations. All travellers should ensure that they have received a vaccination against Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio in the last 10 years. All travellers are advised to ensure they have been vaccinated against Hepatitis A and Typhoid.
There is no risk of Yellow Fever in South Africa and the vaccination is not advised, However proof of vaccination will be required if entering from a country that has a risk of Yellow Fever.
There may be a need for additional immunisations. Depending on the nature of the trip, destinations visited, duration of travel and activities, other vaccinations could be considered. These include:-
There is a risk of malaria in certain parts of South Africa, including Kruger National Park and antimalarial medication may be advised for certain areas. Prevention against insect bites is essential. Precautions against food and water-borne illnesses should be sought.
Fleet Street Travel Clinic has looked after travellers for over 20 years and the official medical advisors to ATTA (African Travel & Tourism Association).
Benefit from our expertise and passion for travel – a visit to Fleet Street Clinic will be an invaluable step towards a healthy and happy trip.
Travel Health appointments are with a specialist doctor or travel nurse for 30 minutes.
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