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.
|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|
|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|