FAQ | Zanzibar Health Requirements

Do I need injections or immunizations?

If you require certain medication, please bring enough of it as the hospital services are not up to international standards.

The following immunizations are a suggestion: Rabies, Tetanus, Diphtheria, Polio, Cholera, Typhoid, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Meningitis and Yellow Fever if you are visiting Yellow Fever zones. Make sure to consult your doctor regarding all the immunizations you require for your trip.

Do I need to take malaria precautions?

Please consult your doctor regarding the correct malaria medication for your trip.

Is the water safe to drink?

Tap water is not recommended. Please drink bottled water only.

What safety issues should I consider while traveling in Zanzibar?

While crime is not a big issue, be aware and do not walk around alone at night. Make sure to have copies of all your travel documentation and keep your items in a safe at the hotel you stay with. Make sure that you do not leave your personal belongings unattended.