* Recommendations that are marked “Vaccination sometimes recommended” should be considered as “Vaccination strongly recommended” if a person is travelling frequently or spending extended time in that country.
All travellers are advised to ensure that tetanus and polio vaccinations are kept up to date.
Recommendations do change from time to time and it is important to discuss your personal requirements with your doctor.
There is a low risk of malaria in the areas of North Africa and the Middle East that are most often visited by tourists, but appropriate preventive medicines are required for some areas. Adequate measures to avoid mosquito bites, such as nets and creams, should also be used.
Medications to bring
When coming to Egypt it is always advisable to bring a first aid kit and some basic medicines such as paracetamol, anti-diarrhoea tablets, and hay fever tablets.
There is a pharmacy on every street in Egypt, however you don’t want to be running to the shop when you feel the dreaded diarrhoea coming along.