The South African National
Travel Health Network

Providing relevant and accurate information on the health risks for travel in South Africa. With advice, information, travel advisories and news on disease outbreaks.

Malaria and COVID-19 - NICD - November 2020

Date added: 2020-11-20

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Travel advice

Yellow fever

Public information related to the National effort to combat the spread of Covid-19

COVID-19 Corona Virus South African Resource Portal

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Guidelines for the treatment of malaria in South Africa

2019 (Update April 2019)

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Revised Yellow Fever Vaccination Requirements in South Africa


The South African Department of Health would like to inform you of the amendments to the yellow fever vaccination policy for travellers coming from yellow fever risk countries



Communicable diseases

For more information on communicable diseases, please go to our partner's website, the National Institute for Communicable Diseases.


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Important Notice

You are advised to visit your general practice surgery or a travel medicine clinic at least 6 weeks before you travel. However, it is never too late to seek advice.

If you have a medical condition, you are advised to discuss the suitability of the trip before you book.


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Our partners

The National Department of Health

Vision: A long and healthy life for all South Africans Mission: To improve health status through the prevention of illnesses and the promotion of healthy lifestyles and to consistently improve the healthcare delivery system by focusing on access, equity, efficiency, quality and sustainability.

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases

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.

The South African Society of Travel Medicine

The 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.