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Vaccinations for your trip to Congo

Vaccinations for your trip to Congo

Written by: Anja Sterker Last updated at: June 26, 2024

Staying in Africa carries the risk of various diseases, which vary depending on the country and region. The Republic of Congo is considered a yellow fever transmission area. Therefore, vaccination is required for all entrants from the completed ninth month of life. In this regard, a single vaccination is considered lifelong proof in international travel. The document confirming the vaccination should be kept handy during the entire trip.

In addition to the officially recommended vaccination, there is a possibility that a cholera vaccination may be required. In particular, proof may be required when entering the country from a cholera-risk area or entering by land.

According to the WHO, residents, as well as long-term travellers (four weeks or more), also need a vaccination against poliomyelitis (polio). For a shorter stay, vaccination is not required but is recommended.

Recommendations beyond that include that the standard vaccinations, according to the Vaccination calendar of the Robert Koch Institute (in German), are up to date. Vaccinations against hepatitis A and typhoid fever, as well as against hepatitis B, rabies and meningococcal disease, are also advisable for longer stays.

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