Special Health Precautions

Special Precautions
No inoculations for smallpox, cholera or yellow fever are required unless you are coming from an infected area. This could change and you should check with the Mozambique Embassy when you obtain your visa. However, travel clinics generally recommend that visitors should take precautions against yellow fever, cholera, tetanus, diphtheria, polio, typhoid, smallpox, malaria and hepatitis A, particularly if you will be in the country for more than three weeks. If you are staying in lodges which have a good supply of water you should not encounter these problems.
Certificates Required
Yellow Fever – No

Cholera – Yes

Typhoid and Polio – N/A

Malaria – N/A

1. A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required of travelers over one year of age arriving from countries with infected areas.

2. Following WHO guidelines issued in 1973, a cholera vaccination certificate is not a condition of entry to Mozambique. However, cholera is a serious risk in this country and precautions are essential. The last major outbreak was in March 2004. Up-to-date advice should be sought before deciding whether these precautions should include vaccination, as medical opinion is divided over its effectiveness.

3. Immunization against typhoid and poliomyelitis is often advised.

4. Malaria risk exists throughout the year, particularly in the north. The predominant falciparum strain is reported to be highly resistant to chloroquine and resistant to sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine. Travelers should bring a mosquito net. The recommended prophylaxis is mefloquine.

Contact our destination specialist for further information