Health At Tanzania
- ✦ Cholera: spread through consumption of contaminated water and food. It would be unusual for travelers to contract cholera if they take basic precautions with food and water and maintain a good standard of hygiene.
- ✦ Diphtheria: spread from person to person through respiratory droplets. Risk is higher if mixing with locals in poor, overcrowded living conditions.
- ✦ Hepatitis A: spread through consuming contaminated food and water or person to person through the fecal-oral route.
- ✦ Hepatitis B: spread through infected blood and blood products, contaminated needles and medical instruments, and sexual intercourse.
- ✦ Meningococcal Meningitis: spread by droplet infection through close person-to-person contact. Meningococcal disease is found worldwide but epidemics may occur within this country, particularly during the dry season.
- ✦ Rabies: spread through the saliva of infected animals (especially dogs, cats, bats, and monkeys), usually through a bite, scratch, or lick to broken skin.
- ✦ Tetanus: spread through contamination of cuts, burns, and wounds with tetanus spores. Spores are found in soil worldwide. A total of 5 doses of tetanus vaccine are recommended for life in the UK. Boosters are usually recommended in a country or situation where the correct treatment of an injury may not be readily available.
- ✦ Typhoid: spread mainly through consumption of contaminated food and drink.
- ✦ Yellow Fever:spread by the bite of an infected, day-biting mosquito. The disease is mainly found in rural areas of affected countries but outbreaks in urban areas do occur. Vaccination is usually recommended for all those who travel into risk areas.
Due to the ongoing coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, international border closures and travel restrictions may be imposed or change without notice.
Before making travel plans you should check all of the following:
- ✦ Check the Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office (FCDO) website for country-specific Travel Advisory Notices (travel restrictions) and entry requirements
- ✦ Click the 'Alerts' link on the menu above for details of your risk of exposure to coronavirus (COVID-19) in this country
- ✦ the 'News' section will highlight if there has been significant case increases or outbreaks and/or emerging or known variants of coronavirus (COVID-19) in this country
- ✦ check the GOV.UK website for self-isolation (quarantine) rules for when you return to the UK
- ✦ If you must travel to Tanzania, make sure you are vaccinated and up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines before traveling.
- ✦ Confirm primary courses and boosters are up to date as recommended for life in Britain - including, for example, a seasonal flu vaccine (if indicated), MMR, and vaccines required for occupational risk of exposure, lifestyle risks, and underlying medical conditions.
- ✦ Courses or boosters usually advised: Hepatitis A; Tetanus.
- ✦ Other vaccines to consider: Diphtheria; Hepatitis B; Meningococcal Meningitis; Rabies; Typhoid.
- ✦ Selectively advised vaccines - only for those individuals at highest risk: Cholera; Yellow Fever.
- ✦ A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for travelers aged 1 year or over arriving from countries with a risk of yellow fever transmission and for travelers having transited for more than 12 hours through an airport of a country with a risk of yellow fever transmission.