Travel Vaccinations for Egypt
The table below provides a general guide as to the Travel Vaccinations that may be advised to you for travel to Egypt
|MMR||Yes||Person-to-Person||MMR, Course of Two||£50|
|DTaP||Yes||Person-to-Person||Revaxis, Single Dose||£40|
|Typhoid||Yes||Contaminated Food and Water||Typhim Vi, Single Dose||£50|
|Hepatitis A||Yes||Contaminated Food and Water||Epaxyl, Single Dose||£80|
|Hepatitis B||Yes||Body Fluids, Medical Intervention||EnergixB, Course of Three||£55|
|Rabies||Yes||Infected Animals||Rabipur, Course of Three||£65|
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.
Further Travel Health Advice for Egypt
The name of this fascinating country alone conjures up visions of the ancient pyramids cast against a spectacular sunset, the Nile drifting peacefully by the Great Pyramid of Giza. The romance of the desert beckons travellers to spectacular Sharm El Sheik, on the Red Sea. Internationally-renowned for some of the world’s best diving, and for its beaches, not to mention its vibrant nightlife, Sharm El Sheik grows ever more popular a destination with British travellers.
With all these delights in store, it’s understandable if, with all the excitement as you prepare for your journey, that you overlook the potential health risks inherent in overseas travel.
Heat and Humidity
Egypt enjoys one of the most pleasant climates in the world…with basically moderate days and cool nights. Coastal temperatures around the Mediterranean and Red Sea can rise to 30 or over, between October and May.
Food and Water
Egyptian cuisine is eclectic, delicious, and fresh. A huge variety of fresh fruit and vegetables is available. If you purchase fruit or vegetables at a market, it is strongly recommended that you peel them before eating. Water is safe in most Metropolitan areas, but it is always best to use bottled water.
Seeking Treatment Abroad
Cities and major tourist towns have plentiful hospitals and private clinic facilities. Your best choice is still a private clinic.
Travel and Health Insurance
Do protect yourself with adequate travel health insurance which will cover your intended itinerary and activities.
Always be mindful of the power of the Egyptian sun. Take care when participating in water sports, hiking tours, or any activity that might take you out of your normal comfort zone. Stay hydrated and rest occasionally during the heat of the day.