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Located near Mozambique and South Africa, Swaziland and is one of the smallest countries in Africa. Travelers should not be fooled by the size of Swaziland. This nation has a lot of different attractions and activities to discover.
The Swaziland people value culture and heritage in their everyday lives. Their friendliness will make travelers feel safe and more than welcome. The people aren’t the only amazing thing about Swaziland. The mountains, valleys, forests, and plains are just some some of the breathtaking landscapes.
Whether you’re immersing yourself in the people, wildlife or art, Swaziland awaits you.
Yes, some vaccines are recommended or required for Swaziland. The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccines for Swaziland: typhoid, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, cholera, yellow fever, rabies, and influenza.
There is a risk for malaria in the eastern areas close to Mozambique and South Africa. This also includes the Lubombo district and the eastern half of Hhohho, Mazini, and Shiselweni districts. Antimalarials are recommended for these areas.
People traveling to Swaziland should try to avoid mosquito bites. Infections such as dengue and chikungunya are present in the region. Make sure to bring and use mosquito repellents and netting.
See our vaccinations page to learn more about these infections and vaccines. Ready to protect yourself? Book your travel health appointment today by calling or schedule online now.
Swaziland’s has had some cholera outbreaks in recent years. Travelers, especially aid workers, are at risk.
People should avoid drinking contaminated water or eating in unsafe restaurants. The cholera vaccine is the best way to prevent infection.
Passport Health’s travel clinics carry VaxChora, the only cholera vaccine approved for use in the United States. Book your cholera vaccination appointment today by calling or book online now.
A passport is needed, but visas are not required for people who plan to stay less than 30 days. Travelers enter Swaziland from South Africa.
A yellow fever vaccine is required as South Africa will need proof for your return entry.
For more information contact a Passport Health Passport and Visa specialist by calling 1-844-366-8472 or by filling out our online form.
Swaziland has a subtropical climate affected by the moist air from the Indian Ocean. Here is what to expect from the climate in Swaziland:
Swaziland does have a high level of political and other demonstrations. It’s recommended for travelers to avoid crowds, rallies, and demonstrations.
Petty and violent crimes also occur in Swaziland and are a threat to U.S. citizens. Carjacking is does occur in Swaziland as well. It is better for the victim to cooperate to avoid violence.
It’s important to take precautions when traveling in Swaziland. Travelers should avoid congested, urban areas, especially at night. Cell phones and carrying large amounts of cash are not recommended.
Travelers should not leave items in their car. Use caution when taking local taxis. Make sure the taxi company is reputable. Do not enter a taxi with another person besides the driver.
It’s a popular tourist attraction in Swaziland. Swaziland has many impressive markets for their traditional arts and crafts. The Swazi Candles Craft Market shows off their handcrafted candles by local artisans. This market has paraffin wax candles, beauty products, and many more unique finds.
These candles are molded by hand into different kinds of shapes and animals. The beautiful designs and vibrant colors of the candles make them perfect souvenirs.
Here are some essential items to consider for your trip to Swaziland:
The U.S. Embassy’s mission is to advance the interests of the United States and to serve and protect U.S. citizens. The embassy offers the following services:
U.S. Embassy Mbabane
Corner of MR103 and Cultural Centre Drive PO Box D202
The Gables H106, Swaziland
Telephone: 268 2417 9000
Emergency after-hours telephone: 268-7602-8414
Facsimile: 268-2416 3344
Visit the Embassy to Swaziland website before departure to confirm correct contact details for the office.
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