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Travel Vaccinations for Egypt

Vaccines To Consider When Visiting Egypt

A consultation will be completed with one of our specialist travel health nurses to assess your individual travel plans and health background before making recommendations, which can then be administered during the same appointment.

Hepatitis A - Adult
From £93
Hepatitis B (call to reserve)
From £57
Typhoid
From £60
Rabies
From £75
Tetanus, Diphtheria & Polio
From £50
There is a risk of Malaria in Egypt. London Travel Clinic offers a range of antimalarials to keep you protected

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Destination Information for Egypt

Egypt has always been a popular destination for tourists of all kinds. Whether you’re after an all-inclusive deal promising sun, sand and all the food and drink you could wish for, or you’re looking for a more custom-made experience to explore all that Egypt has to offer, this timeless destination has it all. Egypt is home to some of the world’s most famous and enduring historical landmarks – a land of pyramids, temples and hieroglyphics – which have been a draw for tourists since the Ancient Greeks and Romans came to gaze in wonder.

These days, there are in essence two sides to Egypt. There’s Cairo, the capital and the river Nile, where medieval bazaars and sphinxes are in abundance. Then there’s the Egypt of the Red Sea coast, where sun-seekers and thrill-seekers head year after year for sunbathing and scuba diving. The high-quality tourist resorts, such as the popular Sharm el-Sheik, in this area are plentiful.

If you want to experience Egypt beyond the beaches, there’s plenty for you to see and do. If you’re interested in religion and history, there are a number of historic monasteries, such as the Red Sea Monasteries hidden in the cliffs of the Eastern desert. To truly understand the vastness of Egypt’s landscape, take a trip to the White Desert National Park in the West of the country. Here you’ll see some extraordinary geological sights such as Crystal Mountain, a large rock made entirely of quartz. You can sleep in the National Park, which makes for a welcome change from the bustling cities and packaged tourism you’ll find elsewhere. Cairo is the place to go for shopping, sightseeing, restaurants and more. From here you can join organised tours to more remote locations, and find out why Egypt is such a popular destination.

Regardless of whether you are visiting Egypt for the sandy beaches or the rich culture, your safety should always be a priority. As a result, it is recommended you receive the hepatitis A and typhoid vaccines before you travel. Additional vaccines may be required, depending on what activities you have planned for your trip, so book a consultation at a travel clinic for more information.

Infections and Outbreaks frequently change from country to country and by attending our clinics you will be given the most up to date clinical and safety advice from our team of specialists. Our advice to you often includes aspects such as:

Malaria and regions within country:

Malaria is not normally present in Egypt.

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Non Vaccinated Diseases

Rift Valley fever

Rift Valley fever (RVF) is an acute, fever-causing viral disease that usually affects domesticated animals (such as cattle and sheep), but can also infect and cause illness in humans. The majority of human infections are caused by direct or indirect contact with the blood or organs of infected animals.

Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever

Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is primarily spread to humans either by infected ticks or animal blood. Human-to-human transmission can also occur resulting from close contact with the blood, organs or other bodily fluids of an infected person.

West Nile virus

West Nile virus (WNV) is spread by mosquitoes in many countries. There are usually no symptoms, although some people develop mild flu-like symptoms, nausea and skin rash. The virus is not contagious and should get better without any treatment.

Travel Kits and Accessories
Price
Deet 50% - 100ml
£8
Deet 50% - 50ml
£6
Lifesystems EX4 Anti-Mozzie Fabric Spray - 350ml
£8.50
Lifesystems Micro Mosquito Net - Single
£20
Lifesystems Micro Mosquito Net - Double
£25
Natural Mosquito Repellent - 100ml
£7.75

Dengue Fever

Dengue Fever is a viral disease which develops from mosquito bites during the day time. There is no treatment, only symptomatic relief. Symptoms include: High fever (40°C), severe headache, pain behind the eyes, muscle and joint pains, nausea, vomiting, swollen glands and a rash usually lasting for 2-7 days. WHO estimates 390 million cases of Dengue infections per year.

Travel Kits and Accessories
Price
Deet 50% - 100ml
£8
Deet 50% - 50ml
£6
Lifesystems EX4 Anti-Mozzie Fabric Spray - 350ml
£8.50
Lifesystems Micro Mosquito Net - Single
£20
Lifesystems Micro Mosquito Net - Double
£25

Leishmaniasis

A parasitic disease transmitted by the bite of an infected sandfly. Cutaneous Leishmaniasis (the most common): Causes skin lesions, mainly ulcers on exposed parts of the body, causing scars and serious disability. 90% of cases are in the Americas, the Mediterranean basin, the Middle East and Asia. Visceral Leishmaniasis (the most dangerous): Causes enlarged spleen and liver, anaemia, weight loss and irregular bouts of fever. Highly endemic in the Indian Subcontinent and East Africa. Mucotaneous (the least common): Causes partial or total destruction of the mucous membranes in the nose, mouth and throat. Most cases are found in Peru, Bolivia and Brazil.

Travel Kits and Accessories
Price
Deet 50% - 100ml
£8
Deet 50% - 50ml
£6
Lifesystems EX4 Anti-Mozzie Fabric Spray - 350ml
£8.50
Lifesystems Micro Mosquito Net - Single
£20
Lifesystems Micro Mosquito Net - Double
£25

Schistosomiasis

Schistosomiasis, also called bilharzia, is an infection caused by a parasitic worm that lives in fresh water in subtropical and tropical regions. Avoid swimming in fresh water rivers, streams and lakes if you can. You often don't have any symptoms at first, but after a few weeks may develop a rash, high temperature, cough, diarrhoea and joint pain. Schistosomiasis can usually be treated successfully with a short course of a medication that kills the worms.

Additional Health Risks Information for Egypt

As a destination popular with Western tourists, many areas of Egypt have a reasonable standard of medical care, with hospitals and clinics in major cities and holiday resorts. Outside of these areas treatment options are basic, so it’s advisable to head to Cairo or the closest large city for medical attention. Ensure that you have suitable insurance in place which will cover the cost of repatriation for further treatment at home if necessary. It is advisable to visit a Travel clinic to get the necessary vaccines and advised before you travel.

The risk of terrorist attacks in Egypt is extremely high, and recent incidents have involved attacks on tourist locations. Avoid crowded places if you can, and be vigilant at all times, reporting anything you find suspicious. Generally, crime levels in Egypt are low, but theft, muggings and other attacks targeting tourists do occur. Keep your personal possessions in sight at all times, and avoid carrying large amounts of cash or valuables. Use hotel safes if available. Avoid walking around after dark in unfamiliar places, and travel as part of a group. If you’re heading away from your hotel or resort, only do so as part of an organised tour.

Many people head to Egypt to take part in adventure sports such as diving, snorkelling, quad biking and more. Whatever activity you’re planning to do, ensure that you travel insurance covers it, and be aware that safety standards between organisers can vary significantly. Make bookings through you holiday or tour operator if possible rather than privately.­­­

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