Africa : Advice for those traveling !

Before leaving


Talk to your doctor about vaccinations and preventative measures against diseases.

You must consult with your doctor about the following vaccinations:

  • Diphtheria
  • Tetanus
  • Poliomyelitis
  • Whooping Cough
  • Measles, mumps, and rubella

During your stay

 Risks and solutions

Risk: Mosquitos

 → Solutions: Bug spray and vaccinations

Risk: Water

 → Solutions: drink purified water, do not walk barefoot on damp ground

Risk: Food

 → Solutions: Wash your hands well before every meal, avoid raw vegetables, wash fruit, eat food that is well-cooked and served hot

Risk: The sun

 → Solutions: Wear sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat

Risk: Animals

 → Solutions: Do not approach or pet animals

Risk: Sexual relations

 → Solutions: Abstinence and contraceptives


Water safety

It is important to be cautious when it comes to drinking water, brushing your teeth, washing fruits and vegetables, and other day-to-day activities. Travelers are mostly at risk of experiencing diarrhea. There are many ways to disinfect your water:

  • Boil your water
  • Portable water filters
  • Chemical disinfection
  • Aquatabs

Some practical advice for travelers:

  • Wash your hands before meals
  • Be mindful of insects getting into your food
  • Only eat foods that are hot and fully-cooked
  • Only drink bottled water
  • Avoid ice cubes
  • Wash and peel fruits and vegetables
  • Get recommended vaccines
  • Make sure to drink a lot of water
  • Always have Aquatabs with you

Insect Ecran: The Best Protection

To protect against mosquito bites, you must buy Insect Ecran for Infested Areas and use it generously.

Apply to exposed skin:

  • Generously
  • Equally
  • Selectively (avoid contact with eyes and mucous membranes)
  • Repeatedly

With Insect Ecran for Infested Zones, avoid contact with plastic, varnish, glasses, glass, and watches. When applying sunscreen, wait 20 minutes before applying bug spray

After your return

Be mindful of illnesses you can bring back with you!! If, in the weeks or months after you return, you have you a temperature of 100.4 or more, consult your doctor immediately and inform them that you have recently traveled to a tropical destination. Every other illness must be reported to your doctor, especially rashes and indigestion.