Health Concerns

Eswatini does not require smallpox vaccination certificates from people visiting the country.

The travellers who have come from an endemic Yellow Fever area are advised to have valid inoculation certificates upon entry into Eswatini. Eswatini and South Africa are not in the endemic zone

Malaria, which used to be a serious health problem, has now been largely controlled. Nevertheless, those who intend spending time in the Lowveld, particularly fishermen visiting low-lying rivers, are advised to take simple anti-malaria precautions. People coming from or who have visited areas with Malaria and subsequently visiting Eswatini are also asked to take precautions. Anti-malaria tablets are available from government hospitals, health centres and clinics or from any chemist.

Biharzia, although controlled in certain areas, is a major health hazard and it is unwise to bathe in some rivers, streams and some dams in Eswatini.

Eswatini requires that all travellers visiting the Kingdom from countries where cholera cases had been reported should be in possession of a valid cholera vaccination certificate.

Persons visiting Eswatini without prior vaccination against Yellow Fever or Cholera will be expected to undergo vaccination at any of the Kingdom’s Public Health Units, subject to a minimal charge. Vaccinations are obtainable from Public Health Units on Fridays and Wednesdays from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm and on Mondays and Thursdays from 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm.