It is important that you stay healthy during the journey and prevention is part of that. As we are not a doctor, we strongly recommend you visit your family doctor or a specialized clinic well in advance of departure.
Cholera vaccination is required if you have visited a cholera-infected country within 6 days prior to arrival in Ethiopia. A yellow fever vaccination is no longer mandatory for Ethiopia, but it may be required if you come from a country where there is an epidemic. Furthermore, hepatitis A and DTP are recommended and, for a longer stay, a vaccination against typhoid fever. If possible we also advise you to bring antibiotics to combat stomach problems
Malaria prophylaxis is strongly recommended for the area around Lake Tana and the south. Also bring good mosquito oil with DEET and make sure you cover yourself after sunset.