Wordtravels

Wordtravels

Swaziland Travel Health Advice

For health purposes, travellers arriving in Swaziland within six days of having been in a yellow fever infected area require a vaccination certificate. Hepatitis A, rabies, polio and typhoid vaccinations are recommended, as are malaria prevention measures for those visiting the lowland areas. Bilharzia exists in some rivers, and cholera outbreaks occur. There is an extremely high HIV/AIDS infection rate and all precautions should be taken. Mains water in hotels and towns is safe to drink and food, including dairy products, presents no risk. Medical facilities are poor in the country, but the tourist hotels offer private services for minor problems. Serious cases can be transported to South Africa for treatment. Medical insurance is recommended.


View information on diseases:

Cholera, Hepatitis A, HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Malaria, Rabies, Schistosomiasis (bilharzia), Swine flu, Typhoid fever

Become our Swaziland Travel Expert

We are looking for contributors for our Swaziland travel guide. If you are a local, a regular traveller to Swaziland or a travel professional with time to contribute and answer occasional forum questions, please contact us.