Travel Vaccinations for Djibouti
The table below provides a general guide as to the Travel Vaccinations that may be advised to you for travel to Djibouti.
|MMR||Yes||Person-to-Person||Measles, mumps, rubella, course of Two||£60|
|DTaP||Yes||Person-to-Person||Tetanus, diphtheria, polio, single Dose||£40|
|Typhoid||Yes||Contaminated Food and Water||Typhoid, single dose||£50|
|Hepatitis A||Yes||Contaminated Food and Water||Hepatitis A, single Dose||£85|
|Cholera Travel Vaccine||Yes||Contaminated Food and Water||Cholera, course of Two||£30|
|Hepatitis B||Yes||Body Fluids, Medical Intervention||Hepatitis B, course of Three||£85|
|Rabies||Yes||Infected Animals||Rabies, course of Three||£60|
Advice for Travellers to all Destinations
The Vaccinations and Medications that are needed for travel vary from person-to-person. Everyone should have a personal risk assessment with a travel health professional to take into account a range of factors such as itinerary, medical condition, occupational and lifestyle risk factors and previous vaccination history.
Risk of Malaria in Djibouti
Malaria is a viral illness spread by Mosquitoes that bite from dusk to dawn throughout the tropical world. It causes high fever and severe joint and muscle pains. In serious cases, malaria can be fatal.
Travellers to areas where there is a Risk of Malaria should get advice regarding Malaria Medication which can be taken to help stop the illness from developing. The type of medication required depends on your destination, itinerary, length of stay and current medical condition. Further reduce the risk of by practicing mosquito Bite Avoidance by using Insect Repellant such as DEET 50% and covering exposed skin by wearing long sleeves and trousers.
Further Travel Advice for Djibouti
Schistosomiasis is a flatworm infection that is acquired through contact with affected fresh water streams, rivers or lakes. If you have been swimming or wadding in such an environment and you think you may have been exposed, or have contacted Schistosomiasis, seek professional medical help. Schistosomiasis is present in Djibouti.
Heat and Humidity
Djibouti is hot and humid. You will do well to practice smart sun safety measures. Please check the weather for the time and areas you are travelling to so that you can adequately prepare. There can be the occasional cyclone.
Stick to the bottled stuff here as tap water is not safe to drink.
Food and Drink
You can find plenty of western styled food here but you will pay premium for it. The local food is quite good so why not save yourself some cash and get a great taste experience in the process.
Animals and Insects
Lots of different infections can be spread through animal and insect bites, including Rabies, Malaria and Dengue Fever. Please make sure you have had your shots before travelling.
Make sure you have health insurance in place that will cover the full range of activities you plan to undertake while in Djibouti.
Earthquakes and cyclones can sometimes hit Djibouti. Check weather warning before travelling. Please remember that this is a Muslim country and rules around dressing respectfully apply.