The Travel Vaccinations that needed for Equatorial Guinea varies from person-to-person. Everyone should have a personal risk assessment to look at factors including itinerary, medical condition, occupational and lifestyle risk factors and previous vaccination history. The table below provides you with a guide as to the Travel Vaccinations you might be advised for travel to Equatorial Guinea.
|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|
|Yellow Fever||Yes||Mosquitoes||Yellow Fever, Stamaril, Dingle Dose||£70|
|Cholera||Yes||Contaminated Food and Water||Dukorol, Course of Two||£35|
|Hepatitis B||Yes||Body Fluids, Medical Intervention||EnergixB, Course of Three||£55|
|Rabies||Yes||Infected Animals||Rabipur, Course of Three||£65|
Risk of Malaria in Equatorial Guinea
Malaria is spread by the plasmodium parasite passed to humans from the bite of an anopheles mosquito. Malaria is a serious illness with symptoms include fever, chills, sweats and flu like symptoms. In severe cases, malaria can be fatal. There isn’t currently a vaccine available for our travellers, although there are other ways to protect yourself.
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 practising mosquito Bite Avoidance by using insect repellent such as DEET 50% and covering exposed skin by wearing long sleeves and trousers.
Yellow Fever Risk and Certification Requirements for Equatorial Guinea
Yellow Fever is a serious viral illness spread by mosquitoes in the tropical regions of Africa and South America. For further information, please see Yellow Fever Vaccination.
Additional Travel Health Risks for Equatorial Guinea
Dengue fever is caused by mosquito bites from specific mosquitos most active during daylight. There is no medical protection against dengue fever. What you can do however is avoid mosquito bites and use mosquito repellent if travelling to affected areas of Equatorial Guinea. Your travel nurse should be able to advise you.
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 Equatorial Guinea so please take precautions
Some parts of Equatorial Guinea are situated higher than 2500m and altitude sickness may present a problem for people that are engaged in mountain and adventure travel. You can obtain altitude sickness medication and practice appropriate acclimatisation and gradual ascents to counter altitude sickness. Don’t forget, its not just your climbing altitude but your sleeping altitude as well that must be considered. Our travel nurse will be able to discuss these with you.
Heat and Humidity
There are two seasons in Equatorial Guinea namely wet season an dry season. Please check the weather for the time and areas you are travelling to so that you can adequately prepare and avoid sunburn and heatstroke.
Stick to the bottled stuff here as tap water is not safe. Bottled water is readily available.
Food and Drink
You can find western style food here if that’s what you crave. Take advantage. Please remember to be careful of fruit and vegetables that may have been washed in contaminated water as well as tea and coffee that could be made with tap water, which is unsafe. Always check and err on the side of caution.
Animals and Insects
Make sure you have health insurance in place that will cover the full range of activities you plan to undertake while in Equatorial Guinea.
Please check with your foreign office before embarking on your trip to Equatorial Guinea as permits and travel guides may be needed.