Malaria & Vaccinations – 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 are recommended. See websites below for more detailed immunization advice.
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.