Medical care and facilities in Ethiopia are scanty at best, and in most places are non-existent. Visiting a Passport Health travel health physician in advance of your trip helps protect your health. In addition, we offer these health tips for Ethiopia:
1. Visit a travel medicine specialist
Have a travel health consultation six weeks before your trip.
2. Get vaccinated
Get all necessary vaccinations for Ethiopia, including hepatitis A and B, yellow fever and typhoid.
3. Take anti-malarials
Malaria is endemic in Ethiopia; start taking anti-malarials before you depart.
4. Bring medication for high altitude sickness
Due to the high elevations, many visitors experience altitude sickness. Bring medication to combat this problem.
5. Prevent against traveler’s diarrhea
Use proper hand hygiene, drink only bottled water and eat only hot cooked food to avoid traveler’s diarrhea.