What are the mandatory vaccinations required to enter Ethiopia?

  • DPT- diphtheria/pertussis/tetanus
  • MMR- measles/mumps/rubella
  • Poliovirus vaccines

NOTE: Tourists need to consult a travel agent for latest and updated information on required vaccination prior to their departure to visit Ethiopia.

Other optional but recommended Vaccination for Travellers visiting Ethiopia:

  • Hepatitis-A
  • Hepatitis-B
  • Typhoid
  • Rabies- especially for those who is visiting rural areas
  • Yellow fever
  • Meningitis(meningococcal)
  • polio


Other health risks: Malaria, Dengue and Chikungunya


What type of Health Insurance is valid for Tourists or Visitors in Ethiopia?

  • Consult your medical service provider for the facilities related to the medical terms that will they cover emergency expenses.
  • Basic medical amenities are available with good quality.
  • Some areas may face supply shortages.
  • In some areas medical facilities are limited.
  • Emergency services may not available in some areas.

NOTE: Tourists or Visitors need to consult medical travel insurance providers and/or travel agents to know details about insurance policy limitations in Ethiopia and whether it covers all expenses or not in case of medical emergency during your stay in Ethiopia.

Health tips while travelling to Ethiopia:

  • Carry full medical prescription and the basic medicines which can be used in general like: stomach ache, joint pains etc. But must cross check the drugs which you carrying with you may be banned in that country.
  • Prevent insect bites.
  • Sanitize your hands always.
  • Drink bottled water only.

NOTE: While you are recommended to carry prescription from home country some medicines may not be legal or available in Ethiopia. Travellers are recommended to consult a travel agent and medical advisers for alternative medicines in Ethiopia.

Also Read: Customs followed in Ethiopia

Last update on February 1, 7:27 pm by Nidhi S.