Every country in Africa has different requirements and recommendations regarding health and immunizations. A good central source for current and detailed information is the United States.
Visitors over one year of age must produce a valid International Certificate of Vaccination for Yellow Fever. A Cholera vaccination certificate is not a condition of entry, however, Customs officials may require some proof of immunization.
Malaria is a risk throughout Rwanda. The local strain is reported to be resistant to chloroquine and resistant to sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine - consult your personal physician.
Food & water: Visitors should consume only their own supplies of bottled water and vitamins. Clean tap water is scarce, and all water should be regarded as being potentially contaminated. Water used for drinking, brushing teeth or making ice should first be boiled. Powdered or tinned milk is available and is advised, but make sure that it is reconstituted with pure water. Only eat well-cooked meat and fish, preferably served hot. Vegetables should be cooked and fruit peeled.
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