Vaccination & Health Precaution
Tanzania is one of the oldest ecosystems on mother earth with incredible landscapes. Although Tanzania is an amazing place to visit, however, there are a number of health considerations that should be kept in mind so that you can enjoy the magnificent landscapes without worrying about your health.
COVID-19 TRANSIMMISSION & PROTECTIVE MEASURES
COVID-19 spreads primarily from person to person. Fighting this disease is our joint responsibility.
Protect yourself and others by making these simple precautions your new habits:
- Clean your hands often
- Wear the Mask and maintain social distance
- Cough or sneeze in your bent elbow – not your hands!
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
- Limit social gatherings and time spent in crowded places
- Avoid close contact with someone who is sick
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
MALARIA AND YELLOW FEVER VACCINATIONS
A major health concern in Tanzania is the risk of contracting diseases like yellow fever or malaria. Therefore it is recommended to take yellow fever vaccinations before entering Tanzania.
Malaria is present throughout the country and carried by certain biting insects, so prophylactics should be taken without missing any doses. Also, carry a mosquito spray with DEET and use it regularly.
BE PREPARED FOR FROSTBITES AND ALTITUDE SICKNESS
Frostbites can be a real concern when you summiting Kilimanjaro. The mountain is 19,341 feet above the sea level. So, wear proper winter gear to avoid frostbite.
Tourists suffer from altitude sickness at Africa’s highest peak Kilimanjaro. High altitude sickness can sometimes even prove to be deadly. Therefore take Proper acclimatization while climbing the high mountain.
Even though there are no legal immunizations to travel to Tanzania. However, fever inoculation needs to be proved before visiting Tanzania. However, the World Health Organization recommends all travelers irrespective of their destination should be covered for the following immunization.
- Hepatitis B
- Stay hydrated
Last but not least, it is important to stay hydrated during your trip to Tanzania. So drink a plenty of water on your trip. Even if you aren’t feeling thirsty, it is important to keep up your fluid intake to prevent any of the harmful effects of dehydration.