This site provides information on the health risks for travel in South Africa. Additionally it provides appropriate advice, information on mass gatherings, travel advisories and disease outbreaks. The information is updated on a regular basis.
SaNTHNet is not intended to provide a personal risk assessment for the individual traveller, for such advice, travellers are encouraged to seek professional advice from a travel medicine provider.
The Department of Health is the executive department of the South African government which is assigned to health matters.
The NICD is a major global player in infectious disease intelligence. The NICD is a resource of knowledge and expertise in regionally relevant communicable diseases to the South African Government, to SADC countries and the African continent. The NICD assists in the planning of policies and programmes and supports appropriate responses to communicable disease problems and issues.
SASTM’s Mission is to guide the profession in all aspects relating to the practice of travel medicine, liaise with the travel industry, consult with relevant authorities, advise the public and collaborate nationally and internationally on all aspects relating to Travel Medicine.
The SaNTHNet board are made up of the following:
Dr. Frew Benson, South African National Department of Health.
Prof. Lucille Blumberg, The National Institute for Communicable Diseases
Dr. Garth Brink, South African Society of Travel Medicine
Mrs. Marion Blewitt, Administrator
This site will provide the health risks for travel in South Africa. It will also provide appropriate advice, information on mass gatherings, travel advisories and outbreaks nationally and internationally.
Please read the following terms and conditions with care before using this website. By accessing or using the South African National Travel Health Network (SANTHNET) site, you consent to the following terms and conditions.
The South African National Travel Health Network (SaNTHNet) was formed by the Department of Health (DoH), the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) and the South African Society of Travel Medicine (SASTM).