Delegates are advised that Tanzania falls within the malaria zone, and precautionary measures should be taken when entering this region. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for the latest medication suitable for the area you will be visiting. Delegates coming from outside Africa, from countries with very low prevalence of malaria, are advised to take preventive medication. We also recommend that you use an insect repellent and wear long trousers and long-sleeved shirts, particularly in the mornings and evenings.
Medical Health Issues
Round the clock, 24-hour basic medical services will be provided at Ngurdoto Mountain Lodge. The Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre (ALMC) is the main health facility for delegates who might require admission/ inpatient treatment during the congress. Other hospitals dedicated to offering services during the judicial congress are Total Care, AAR Clinic, the Aga Khan Hospital and the Lutheran Medical Centre. First Aid services will be provided by an emergency medical team of health personnel that will be stationed at the Ngurdoto Mountain Lodge. However, it is highly recommended that delegates with special health needs take with them their medications.
Yellow Fever Vaccination
Recently, the Tanzania government, through the Ministry of Social Welfare, issued a notification that health surveillance desks, which were abolished way back in 2001, will be reinstated at all entry points – border posts, ports and international airports. Tanzania happens to be among countries that are at risk of being affected by yellow fever. The health officials have therefore been instructed to deal with the control and prevention of yellow fever with regard to international travellers coming from yellow fever endemic areas, and other emerging and re-emerging international notifiable diseases. This directive is as a result of advice from the World Health Organization.
A valid yellow fever vaccination certificate must be presented by ALL VISITORS at all points of entry into Tanzania. It is a requirement for all visitors originating from yellow fever-prone zones or transiting through yellow fever-endemic countries, or else they will be vaccinated on arrival at a fee.
NB: If yellow fever vaccination is contraindicated for medical reasons, a letter of medical exemption is necessary. 18.3.1. Yellow Fever Endemic Zone in Africa includes:
Senegal, Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Cote D’Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Nigeria, Mali, Niger, Chad, Central African Republic, Togo, Benin, Sao Tome and Principe, Cameroon, Gabon, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania, Angola, Zambia, Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan, and Equatorial Guinea.
Yellow Fever Endemic Zone in South America includes: Panama, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Brazil, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, and Bolivia