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Angola Travel Health Advice

Yellow fever vaccinations are required for entry to Angola if coming from infected countries. Malaria, hepatitis A and B, rabies and polio are all prevalent in the country, which has poor medical facilities excluding those in Luanda. Travellers should practise food and hygiene measures. Drinking water should be treated or bought in sealed bottles (avoid ice cubes in drinks) and care should be taken with hygiene and food, particularly street food. It is wise to take Malaria prophylaxis when travelling through Angola. In Luanda there are one or two good private clinics, but these are extremely expensive and require on-the-spot payment. Comprehensive medical insurance is therefore necessary, with provision for medical repatriation by air. The water supply is unsafe to drink, visitors should drink bottle dwater. Visitors should also avoid eating unpeeled, unwashed fruit and vegetables. The milk in Angola is unpasteurised and should be boiled; alternatively use tinned milk reconstituted with purified water.


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Cholera, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Malaria, Rabies

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