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    LOW MEDICAL RISK for South Africa
    MEDIUM TRAVEL RISK for South Africa
    HIGH TRAVEL RISK for High-density, low-income urban areas

Risk Summary

High levels of violent crime pose the main threat to business travellers, though most criminal activity is concentrated in high-density, low-income residential areas. Poorly maintained vehicles and erratic driving standards frequently result in fatal accidents. Violent disturbances over socio-economic issues commonly occur in major city townships, including Durban, Johannesburg and Cape Town. Although foreigners are not specifically targeted in these attacks, any bystanders in the vicinity would face indirect risks.

This information is intended as a summary of the travel security environment; however, the risks can change at short notice during a crisis or evolving situation. Please check our travel security alerts to ensure you are informed of the most recent developments.

STANDING TRAVEL ADVICE


Vaccinations For South Africa
CholeraOral vaccination is recommended for travellers
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Hepatitis ARecommended for all travellers and expatriates,
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Hepatitis BRecommended for most travellers and expatriates,
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RabiesConsider for certain travellers, especially: For
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Typhoid feverRecommended for adventurous and long-term
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Yellow feverA yellow fever vaccination certificate is
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Routine Vaccinations

 
 
 
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