Travel Vaccinations for Mozambique

The table below provides a general guide as to the Travel Vaccinations that may be advised to you for travel to Mozambique

Mozambique is a southeast African country that contains rich natural resources and is bordered by the Indian Ocean as well as South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Tanzania and Swaziland. Although there are African languages spoken here, the official language of the country is Portuguese, left over form the Portuguese colonisation in 1505. Mozambique is the 35th largest country in the world and is home to the majestic Zambezi river and the magnificent lake Malawi. If you are looking for something to bring home, try a traditional wood carving, which Mozambique is well known for.

There is No Risk of Yellow Fever in Mozambique

Keep up-to-date with the latest travel advice from the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) before travelling.

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.

All Travellers

All Travellers should ensure that they are up-to-date with Routine Vaccinations including Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio and Measles, Mumps and Rubella.

Most Travellers

Most travellers will also need to consider a course or booster of Hepatitis A and Typhoid as there is a risk of these diseases across most parts of the world.

Some Travellers

Some Travellers may also be advised additional vaccinations such as Rabies, Japanese Encephalitis and Hepatitis B based on their individual risk assessment.

Risk of Malaria in Mozambique

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, see Malaria Information for Travellers.

Malaria precautions are strongly advised for travel to Mozambique. This is considered a malarial high risk country.

Malaria Prevention

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 Repellent such as DEET 50% and covering exposed skin by wearing long sleeves and trousers.

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Further Travel Health Advice for Mozambique

Dengue fever precautions should be taken for travel to Mozambique. Dengue fever is caused by mosquito bites from a specific mosquito, which seems to be most active during daylight. There is no medical protection against dengue fever. What you can do is try to avoid mosquito bites and use mosquito repellent. Our travel nurse will be best able to advise you.

Schistomiasis is a flatworm infection. You can get it through contact with affected fresh water streams, rivers or lakes. If you think you may have been exposed to or have contacted Schistomiasis, seek professional medical help.

Mozambique is said to have two season, wet and dry. Please check the weather for the period you are travelling as you will need to pack adequately and take reasonable precautions for the season you are travelling to Mozambique in.

Tap water is considered unsafe to drink here. Either drink bottled water or confirm the water source with the place you are staying as some hotels provide water from a fresh, safe water source.

Cassava and cashews are widely used in Mozambique and due to the Portuguese influence, so are rich and aromatic spices. Naturally being bordered by the Indian Ocean means an abundant supply of delicious fish, which combined with the spices make for unique and interesting seafood dishes for you to try.

Lots of different infections can be spread through insect bites, including Dengue Fever and Malaria both spread by mosquitoes. Symptoms can include fever, headache and severe joint, bone and muscular pain. Advice for dengue fever and malaria is listed above.

Make sure you have health insurance in place that will cover the full range of activities you plan to undertake while abroad

If you plan to hire a vehicle or to take part in any sporting activities then always think of your own safety first. Road conditions are not great in Mozambique so please bear this in mind. There have been warning that women should not walk alone on beaches recently, so please be aware and always check with the place you are staying as to what safety precautions you need to take.