Health information & Vaccination requirements
The information below details which vaccinations are recommended prior to travelling to South Africa and other disease risks associated with this country. Please note this information is for reference only and you should seek advice from a medical professional before travelling.
|Health information from NaTHNaC:|
|Malaria risk:||Yes, Type IV risk - Throughout the year in low altitude areas of Mpumalanga, Northern and KwaZulu-Natal provinces but highest risk from October to May|
|Other non vaccine-preventable risks:||Chikungunya, Schistosomiasis, Tuberculosis|
|Yellow fever certificate requirement:||Yes, if coming from countries with risk of transmission|
|Hepatitis B||Japanese encephalitis||Meningococcal meningitis|
|Tick-borne encephalitis||Typhoid fever||Yellow fever|
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Currency, Foreign Exchange & Money Advice
The currency used in South Africa is rand (ZAR). The current exchange rates for rand are $1 = 14.53, €1 = 16, £1 = 19.33.
Foreign Currency - Cash
Foreign Currency - Cards
For more information on rand, including other exchange rates, denominations and cut-out exchange rate pocket charts, see the rand currency page.
Extras! Flights, Accomodation, Insurance
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