Can you drink the water in South Africa?
SA’s tap water is safe to drink Government assures the public the tap water in the country is safe for human consumption.
We also hereby reassure tourists and the general public that water in South Africa is of a high quality standard..
What vaccinations do I need for Cape Town?
The National Travel Health Network and Centre and WHO recommend the following vaccinations for South Africa: hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhoid, cholera, yellow fever, rabies and tetanus. Recommended for most travellers to the region, especially if unvaccinated. Recommended for travellers to most regions.
Do you need proof of vaccine to enter South Africa?
South Africa requires all travellers journeying from yellow fever risk countries to show proof of yellow fever vaccination by means of a valid yellow fever certificate. This also applies to those who have transited through a yellow fever risk country.
Do you need a typhoid shot for South Africa?
You can get typhoid through contaminated food or water in South Africa. CDC recommends this vaccine for most travelers, especially if you are staying with friends or relatives, visiting smaller cities or rural areas, or if you are an adventurous eater.
How long before you travel do you need to get vaccinations?
It’s important to get vaccinated at least 4 to 6 weeks before you travel. This will give the vaccines time to start working, so you’re protected while you’re traveling. It will also usually make sure there’s enough time for you to get vaccines that require more than 1 dose.
What shots are needed for South Africa?
The PHAC and WHO recommend the following vaccinations for South Africa: hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhoid, yellow fever, rabies, meningitis, polio, measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis), chickenpox, shingles, pneumonia and influenza.