Malaria & Vaccinations – Ethiopia

Philip Briggs
Expert
By Philip Briggs

Philip is a renowned Africa expert and author of many Bradt guidebooks to African destinations, including the guide to Ethiopia.

Philip is a renowned Africa expert and author of the Bradt guidebook to Ethiopia.

Philip is the author of the Bradt guidebook to Ethiopia.

Prior to your trip, you should visit your family doctor or a travel clinic for advice, prescriptions and vaccinations.

The government organizations and travel clinics below are trusted resources for up-to-date info about travelers’ health in Ethiopia and can be used in addition to a consultation with your doctor.

Vaccinations

Recommended; see websites below for more detailed immunization advice.

Malaria Risk

Malaria is a concern in Ethiopia. However, the risk is highly dependent on altitude and is negligible above 2,000m/6,560ft. There is no significant risk in most of the highland destinations regularly visited by travelers – including Addis Ababa, Gondar, Lalibela and the Bale and Simien Mountains. The risk is far greater in Awash and Abijatta-Shalla national parks and all other parks in low-lying areas. Malaria can be contracted throughout the year, but especially during the Wet season months from May to September.

See websites below for more detailed advice.

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