Welcome to the South African National Travel Health Network (SaNTHNet)

This site provides information on the health risks for travel in South Africa.  Additionally it provides appropriate advice, information on mass gatherings, travel advisories and disease outbreaks. The information is updated on a regular basis.

SaNTHNet is not intended to provide a personal risk assessment for the individual traveller, for such advice, travellers are encouraged to seek professional advice from a travel medicine provider.

Our partners

SaNTHNet is a public access website dedicated to travel health provided by the DoH, NICD and SASTM

Department of Health South Africa

The South African National Department of Health

The Department of Health is the executive department of the South African government which is assigned to health matters.

National Institute for Communicable Diseases

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases

The NICD is a major global player in infectious disease intelligence. The NICD is a resource of knowledge and expertise in regionally relevant communicable diseases to the South African Government, to SADC countries and the African continent. The NICD assists in the planning of policies and programmes and supports appropriate responses to communicable disease problems and issues.

South African Society of Travel Medicine

The South African Society of Travel Medicine

SASTM’s Mission is to guide the profession in all aspects relating to the practice of travel medicine, liaise with the travel industry, consult with relevant authorities, advise the public and collaborate nationally and internationally on all aspects relating to Travel Medicine.

 

  REVISED YELLOW FEVER VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS IN SOUTH AFRICA

NATIONAL DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH: REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA

The South African Department of Health would like to inform you of the amendments to the yellow fever vaccination policy for travellers coming from yellow fever risk countries READ MORE ...

 

Malaria advice for travellers

Malaria advice for travellers

Travel advice

Travel advice

Ebola updates

Ebola updates

LATEST AND UPDATED NEWS

Revised Yellow Fever Vaccination Requirements in South Africa

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Date modified: 07/06/2016 | Category: Yellow fever

The South African Department of Health would like to inform you of the amendments to the yellow fever vaccination policy for travellers coming from yellow fever risk countries....

Tags: yellow fever, mosquito

Ebola disease outbreak: update May 2016

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Date modified: 07/06/2016 | Category: Regional Outbreaks

Ebola disease outbreak: update 19 May 2016  ...

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Zika virus

Zika Virus: No threat for travellers to South Africa Updated: 07 June 2016...

Date modified: 07/06/2016 | Category: National Outbreaks

South Africa Reviews Yellow Fever Requirements

Travellers from Zambia; Tanzania; Eritrea; Somalia; Sao Tome and Principe will no longer be required to produce proof of the yellow fever certifica...

Date modified: 15/04/2015 | Category: Yellow fever

Travel alert: Yellow Fever

Yellow fever update 19 May 2016...

Date modified: 07/06/2016 | Category: Yellow fever

Schistosomiasis (bilharzia): Frequently Asked Questions

Schistosomiasis (bilharzia): Frequently Asked Questions FAQs compiled by John Frean, National Institute for Communicable Diseases, Johannesburg...

Date modified: 07/06/2016 | Category: Bilharzia

Yellow Fever Risk Areas

Yellow fever is a viral disease, found in tropical regions of Africa and the Americas. It principally affects humans and monkeys, and is transmitte...

Date modified: 07/06/2016 | Category: Yellow fever

Ebola viral disease: Frequently asked questions

Ebola viral disease: Frequently asked questions...

Date modified: 07/06/2016 | Category: Regional Outbreaks

Travel health advice for travelling to South Africa

General travel health advice for travelling to South Africa, including routine and recommended vaccinations.  Details on - Yellow Fever, Tetan...

Date modified: 07/06/2016 | Category: General advice for travellers

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For more information on communicable diseases, please go to our partner's website, the National Institute for Communicable Diseases.

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Zika Virus: No threat for travellers to South Africa Updated: 07 Jun...

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Malaria update: May - December

Malaria advice for travellers – May to December  ...

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Department of Health Travel advisory to prevent the importation of Ebola into South Africa

Department of Health Travel advisory to prevent the importation of Ebola...

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Malaria risk map for South Africa 2014

The malaria risk map as released by the Department of Health.  Map produced by the Health GIS Centre, Malaria Research Unit and South African Medical Research Council. To significantly reduce ...

Malaria drug list

This article contains a list of the current anti-malaria medication used when travelling within Africa....

Travellers guide to malaria in South Africa

We have provided a map of major cities in South Africa and the risk of malaria transmission in these cities....

Removal of Ebola Virus Disease related travel measures for travellers between South Africa and Liberia

NOTE: THIS NOTICE HAS BEEN REPLACED BY THE RE-INTRODUCTION OF A TRAVEL ADVISORY ISSUED BY THE DOH, FOR THE UPDATED TRAVEL ADVISORY CLICK HERE. On 9 May 2015, WHO declared Liberia free of Ebola ...

Removal of Ebola Virus Disease related travel measures for travellers between South Africa and Sierra Leone

Removal of Ebola Virus Disease related travel measures for travellers between South Africa and Sierra Leone  ...