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The Comoros are a beautiful island chain located off the coast of East Africa. While they do not have a strong tourism industry, they boast pristine beaches, breathtaking mountain ranges, and aquatic attractions such as deep sea fishing and snorkeling.
The most popular destination in the Comoros is the largest island, of Grand Comore. With a landscape that is equal parts agricultural and waterfront, it is a prime location for visitors seeking unforgettable views.
The Comoros’ other major sites include the islands of Moheli and Anjouan, and the cities of Fomboni and Mutsamudu. Although not as well known as other island chains, Comoros offers plenty to see and do for any adventurous traveler.
Yes, some vaccines are recommended or required for Comoros. The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccines for Comoros:
There is a risk of contracting malaria in Comoros. The risk carries throughout the year, and pertains to all parts of the country. Insects in certain East African countries can also carry diseases such as chikungunya and dengue fever.
The medical care in the Comoros is rudimentary, and many of the facilities are in poor condition. Consider bringing medical supplies when traveling, as they are harder to come by on the islands.
For more details on any of the above vaccinations, visit the detailed Passport Health specialty vaccination pages or make an appointment with your local Travel Medicine Specialist. To book your appointment either call or book online now.
There was a cholera outbreak on the island of Grand Comore as recently as 2007. Travelers should receive a cholera vaccine before to arrival in the Comoros.
Passport Health locations carry Vaxchora, the only cholera vaccination approved for use in the U.S. Ensure you’re protected and make an appointment today!
Entry and exit requirements for the Comoros are fairly loose. travelers will need to have an application for entry with completed information, a valid passport that will remain valid at least six months after the date of arrival in the Comoros, a passport-sized photo, and proof of a return ticket.
Contact a Passport Health Passport and Visa specialist for more information by calling 1-844-366-8472 or by filling out our online form.
The climate of the Comoros is marine tropical. Cyclones on the islands occur annually, and there is a humid season from November to April.
Criminal activity against travelers is relatively low in the Comoros. The most common incidents are pickpocketing and other instances of petty theft. The best way to prevent this is to be vigilant in public spaces and always protect one’s belongings
Because of the country’s current state of political unrest travelers should avoid large gatherings and areas of demonstration.
Piracy is an issue in the Comoros. Small vessels traveling between the islands are vulnerable to hostile attention.
Popular activities for travelers to Comoros include snorkelling, deep sea diving, and fishing. While there are few streamlined businesses geared towards tourists, travelers will be able to experience these through interactions with locals.
The beaches of Comoros are also a popular attraction. The water is safe to swim in, although one must look out for jellyfish.
Here are some essential items to consider for your trip to the Comoros:
The nearest U.S. Embassy to Comoros is located in Antananarivo, Madagascar.
All Americans visiting Comoros should register online with the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program.
If you plan to buy a local SIM card you can also enter your phone number to receive SMS updates from the office.
U.S. Embassy Antananarivo
Lot 207 A, Point Liberty
Andranoro – Antehiroka
Tel: (+261) 20 23 480 00
Visit the Embassy to Comoros website before your trip to confirm correct contact information.
If you have any questions about traveling to the Comoros or are wondering what shots you may need for your trip, schedule an appointment with your local Passport Health travel medicine clinic. Call us at or book online now! and protect yourself today.
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