Swaziland Travel Vaccines and Advice
Despite its relatively small size, Swaziland proves a landmark destination in South Africa. Quiet and pleasant, you will be enticed by little shops adorning the city streets. The vibrant Swaziland multicultural market is also a perfect place for souvenir gift ideas, full of local artisanal products and produce. For those who want to learn about local culture, the National Museum describes the story of the Swazi people through pictures. To appreciate the fresh green scenery, make your way to the countryside which is dotted with hills and high mountains. You should also visit the national parks of Malolotja, Ehlane or Mlilwane. The easterly savannas and northwesterly rainforests are also worth seeing.
Recommended travel vaccinations for Swaziland
|Traveler’s diarrhea||Contaminated water/food|
|Hepatitis B||Contaminated body fluids|
(blood, sex, razors, needles, etc.)
|Yellow Fever||Mosquito bites|
Recommended Medication for Travelling to Swaziland
|Azithromycin or Suprax||Antibiotic in case of traveler’s diarrhea|
|Malarone, Doxycycline or Mefloquine||Recommended anti-malaria medication|
Current Weather in Swaziland
Medical Care in Swaziland
Medical care in Swaziland remains insufficient. If you are suffering from a minor health problem, the Mbabane Clinic offers adequate care. Whilst it is small, it is better equipped than other health facilities, it offers well trained medical staff, and it provides a 24/7 emergency room. You can contact the clinic by dialling +268 2404 2423. Please note that if you contract a serious disease you will require medical evacuation to another country.
Although pharmacies are well-supplied in the city, you are recommended to bring essential medicines in a pharmacy kit in the event of a shortage of pharmaceutical products.
Dial 999 in case of an emergency. However, please note that emergency services might be unreliable.
Is Swaziland Safe for Travel?
|Safety and Security||Descriptive|
|Demonstrations||Risk of violence|
|Road safety||Caution required on secondary roads|
|Public transportation||Avoid buses, trains and taxis|
|LGBTQ2 travellers||Risk of harassment|
|Wildlife viewing||Always keep your distances|
|Risk level||Normal security precautions|
Do I Need a Visa to Visit Swaziland?
Prior to travel, make sure you check with your transportation company about any passport requirements. This is important as in some cases their regulations on passport validity may be more strict than those of the destination country.
Only a passport is required to enter Swaziland. Your passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the date of departure.
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Embassy of Canada to Swaziland information
When travelling to another country, it is important to know where the Canadian embassy is located in the event of:
- A legal problem
- A lost passport
- The need to report a crime
It is advisable to make a copy of your original passport in case you lose it.
Canadian High Commission to Mozambique (MAPUTO)
Kenneth Kaunda Avenue 1138,
Tel.: 258 (21) 244-200
Fax: 258 (21) 492-667
Email: [email protected]
Please note that this is the website for the Canadian High Commission in Mozambique. There is no Canadian government office in Swaziland.