EAST AFRICA TRAVEL ADVICE
ON ARRIVAL; All major airport are about 30 minutes to a big city.
- Jomo Kenyatta Int. Airport-Nairobi, Kenya
- Kilimanjaro Int. Airport-Arusha/Moshi, Tanzania
- Julius Nyerere Int. Airport-Dar es salaam, Tanzania
- Kigali Int. Airport-Kigali, Rwanda
Entebbe Int. Airport-Kampala, Uganda
VISA: Most visitors to east Africa require a visa. Multiple and single entry visas are available. All visitor can apply at the Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda High Commission or Embassy prior ro travelling. The single entry visa (Obtainable upon arrival) is between $50-$100) correct at time of printing/stamp in Us dolla.
MONEY MATTERS & REGULATIONS;
There is restrictions on the movements of currency into or out of east African countries transactions.
Banks-are open from 9am-3:45pm, Monday-Friday, and 9am-1pm on Saturday, Most ATMs in East africa accept Visa cards or if your card has a PLUS sign at the back, you should be able to get cash in local currency.Paying bills-Can be paid by local curreny or convertible currency.
Currency-Tanzanian Shillings, (TSH)
Currency-Kenyan Shillings, (KSH)
Currency-Ugandan Shillings, (UGX)
Currency-Rwanda Franc, (RWF)
Health Information for Travelers to Tanzania including Zanzibar, Kenya, Uganda, and Rwanda
Most travelers do check with their doctors/nurses/practitioners/ to get more advice about the country you are visiting -vaccines and medicines;
Country entry requirement: The government of Tanzania requires proof of yellow fever vaccination upon arrival if you are traveling from a country with risk of yellow fever (this does not include the US – see complete list: Countries with risk of yellow fever virus (YFV) transmission. )
Health recommendation: CDC does not recommend yellow fever vaccine for most travelers to Tanzania. However, you might consider this vaccine if you are staying a long time or will be heavily exposed to mosquitoes.
For more information on recommendations and requirements, see yellow fever recommendations and requirements for Tanzania. Your doctor can help you decide if this vaccine is right for you based on your travel plans.
Malaria is a serious and sometimes fatal disease transmitted by mosquitoes. You cannot be vaccinated against malaria. Taking medication for malaria is ultimately an individual choice.
- Malaria precautions are essential in all areas below 1800m, all year round.
- Avoid mosquito bites by covering up with clothing such as long sleeves and long trousers especially after sunset, using insect repellents on exposed skin and, when necessary, sleeping under a mosquito net.
- Check with your doctor or nurse about suitable antimalarial tablets.
- Atovaquone/proguanil OR doxycycline OR mefloquine is usually recommended.
- If you have been travelling in a malarious area and develop a fever seek medical attention promptly.
- If travelling to high risk malarious areas, remote from medical facilities, carrying emergency malaria stand by treatment may be considered.
TYPHOID: You can get typhoid through contaminated food or water in Tanzania, Zanziba, Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda. We recommends to get more advice from your doctor/nurse about vaccine ad medicines for most travelers, especially if you are staying more than 15 days in those countries.
DRINKS/BEVERAGES: Drink water, sodas, or sports drinks that are bottled and sealed (carbonated is safer)
FOOD: Eat food that is cooked and served hot, hard-cooked eggs