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Home >  Djibouti >  Information >  Health Care >  Travel Health Advice

Djibouti Travel Health Advice



Djibouti travel health advice is a very important thing that has to be brought under consideration, when a trip to Djibouti is being planned. Besides, travelers who are moving to other countries from Djibouti are also required to take certain advices as well as precautions.

Health Measures for Travel to Djibouti

Yellow fever vaccination is mandatory for all individuals above the age of one year, who are intending to visit the exotic East African country of Djibouti. Yellow fever is a prevailing health hazard of the east African country. Apart from this, certain health measures for travel to Djibouti also have to be taken. There is a high concentration of chlorine in the tap water of Djibouti. This may lead to mild abdominal problems. For drinking purpose, mineral water is always advisable especially during the first few days of visit. Water sources outside the main city and in town area are not very hygienic and safe and should be avoided. So a major travel advice for Djibouti travelers is to sterilize the potable water.

The milk that is available in Djibouti is also unpasteurised. So before consuming it, the milk should be boiled properly. Intake of dairy products may lead to stomach upset as they are made from raw milk. The country of Djibouti suffers massively from problems like dysentery, diarrhea and giardiasis. It is always better to avoid swimming due to the presence of Bilharzia (schistosomiasis) in it. Vaccinations for Hepatitis B and E should also be taken. Another major part of Djibouti travel health advice is the requirement for health insurance.

Other health hazards that are present in Djibouti are Meningococcal meningitis, cholera, typhoid, malaria and rabies. So immunization for these should also be taken for these diseases, so tat one can have a safe and healthy journey.



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