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Yellow Fever vaccination is not compulsory unless passengers are coming from an endemic country or transiting vis an endemic country for 12 hours or more.

PROTECTION AGAINST MALARIA

Tanzania is classified as risk area 3 (high resistance to Nivaquine). Consult your doctor for appropriate prophylaxis. Provide spray or cream to daub your legs in the evening. The risks of contracting malaria are very variable depending on certain factors:

  • Altitude. The risk of encountering the Anopheles (malaria vector mosquitoes) decreases rapidly with height. Therefore, prophylaxis against malaria is highly recommended for coastal stays. Conversely, it is inadvisable to take prophylaxis during the ascent of Kilimanjaro.
  • Season: Anopheles are most active during the rainy season.

GENERAL HEALTH Tips

  • Protection against water-related risks: it is totally not recommended to drink tap water anywhere whatsoever. The bottled water is available everywhere in Tanzania.
  • Protection against the sun: sunglasses, hat, cream. High risk of sunburn (being in safari or on beaches is something alike).

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