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Vaccination Rwanda

Anja Sterker
Written by: Anja Sterker Last updated at: February 19, 2024

Vaccination Rwanda

There are no mandatory vaccinations for travellers from Europe. However, the German Foreign Office recommends vaccination against hepatitis A and, for longer stays in Rwanda, vaccinations against yellow fever, hepatitis B, meningococcal disease and rabies. There is also a risk of malaria in Rwanda. The west and east are particularly affected, but malaria infections also occur in the capital, Kigali. The infection is contracted through the bite of Anopheles mosquitoes and can be fatal if left untreated. The German Foreign Office, therefore, strongly recommends exposure prophylaxis (body-covering clothing, insect repellent and sleeping under a mosquito net) and, if necessary, taking a sufficient supply of malaria prophylaxis with you. To avoid diarrhoea, consume only food and water from safe sources - never tap water. Regular hand washing with soap - especially before eating - also reduces the risk of infection.