Travel Vaccinations for South Africa

South Africa is a country located on the southernmost tip of the African continent with a population of 56 million people and climate at a high of 25C. Many of the countries surrounding South Africa require proof of yellow fever vaccination for entry. Malaria is present in some regions of South Africa. Use mosquito repellents, netting and antimalarials if you are traveling to these areas.

Medical facilities are common and in good condition in urban areas. However, facilities are limited in rural areas. Most facilities only accept cash payments before a procedure is done.


Vaccination Advice When...
Typhoid Vaccination recommended 10 days before travel
Hepatitis A Vaccination recommended 2 weeks before travel
Diphtheria *Vaccination sometimes recommended 3 months before travel
Tuberculosis *Vaccination sometimes recommended 3 months before travel
Hepatitis B *Vaccination sometimes recommended 2 months before travel
Rabies *Vaccination sometimes recommended 1 month before travel
Meningitis Not required
Cholera *Vaccination sometimes recommended 2 weeks before travel
Yellow Fever Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an infected area 10 days before travel
Japanese B encephalitis Not required
Tick-borne encephalitis Not required