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Yellow fever is a risk in Rwanda. It is recommended that all travelers over the age of 9 months receive this vaccine. This is also important for travelers who will continue on to other EAC countries since Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya all require yellow fever vaccinations as well.

The following vaccinations are recommended but not required when visiting Rwanda:

  • Hepatitis A
  • Malaria
  • Typhoid
  • Hepatitis B
  • Rabies

Malaria
Even though less prevalent than other African countries, Malaria does exist in Rwanda. While there is no vaccine against malaria, prophylactic drugs along with prevention will significantly reduce the risk of getting it.

We recommend you consult your doctor on malaria medicine prior to traveling to Rwanda.

Water

Unfortunately, it is not recommended to drink the tap water during your time in Rwanda. It is important to stick with bottled water, even when brushing teeth.

Do I need malaria medicine?

Even though less prevalent than other African countries, Malaria does exist in Rwanda. While there is no vaccine against malaria, prophylactic drugs along with prevention will significantly reduce the risk of getting it.

We recommend you consult your doctor on malaria medicine prior to traveling to Rwanda.