The Tables below contains recommended medical and administrative requirements for your upcoming trip to Gabon. Serial 1 is a Government of Gabon requirement for ENTRY TO GABON:
|1||Yellow Fever||You should receive this vaccine at least 10 days before your trip.||
After receiving the vaccine, you will receive a signed and stamped International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis(http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/yellowbook/2012/chapter-3-infectious-diseases-related-to-travel/yellow-fever.htm#2849) (ICVP, sometimes called the “yellow card”), which you must bring with you on your trip.
|2||Hepatitis A||The hepatitis A vaccine is given in 2 doses, 6 months apart. Check with Doctor for accelerated dosing and combined Hep A/B vaccine.||
CDC recommends this vaccine because you can get hepatitis A through contaminated food or water in Gabon, regardless of where you are eating or staying.
Ask your doctor or nurse about a typhoid vaccine. This could be pills or a shot, and your doctor will help you decide which one isbest for you.
You can get typhoid through contaminated food or water in Gabon. CDC recommends this vaccine for most travelers, especially if you are staying with friends or relatives, visiting smaller cities or rural areas, or if you are an adventurous eater.
This vaccine is a 3 dose vaccine. The second vaccine is given 1 month after the first dose and the third dose is given 6 months after the first dose. Check with Doctor for accelerated dosing and combined Hep A/B vaccine.
You can get hepatitis B through sexual contact, contaminated needles, and blood products, so CDC recommends this vaccine if you might have sex with a new partner, get a tattoo or piercing, or have any medical procedures.
|5||Rabies||Pre-exposure rabies vaccination, which is a 3-shot series (days 0, 7, and 21 or 28) given before travel.||
Rabies can be found in dogs, bats, and other mammals in Gabon, so CDC recommends this vaccine for people who may be working with or around animals, or who are involved in outdoor activities.
This CDC website link will inform you of anti-malarial options. Doxycycline or Malarone are recommended. Doxycycline also provide antibiotic properties which are useful when travelling to avoid other infections, however may cause an upset stomach and make you photo-sensitive. NOTE THE REQUIREMENT FOR WHEN TO COMMENCE TAKING ANTI-MALARIAL DRUGS.
Note: CDC Website information for travel to Gabon is contained at http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/gabon
MEDICAL AND WELLBEING:
Personal Travel Medical Kit, containing the following:
· Imodium (Upset stomach)
· Zyrtec (Allergies)
· Anti-Fungal or anti-itch cream.
· Anti-Gastro tablets.
· Sufficient qty of any personal medical requirements.
· Dulcolax (constipation)
It is also useful to carry a range of plasters and bandages for blisters, cuts, scratches, etc.
Additional vitamin tablets are also useful.
|8||Water purification tablets||Qty|
OFF Deep Woods Brand, with anti-tick is recommended.
|11||Lightweight Mattress Cover||1|
|12||Bug band Wristband||1||
Anti – Mosquito wristband.
CLOTHING AND EQUIPMENT:
|13||Umbrella (optional – rain gear better)||1||Small, retractable type.|
|14||Spare Phone||1||You may choose to use the Airtel or Telecom Gabon network whilst in country and cutting down sim cards to fit an I-phone can be problematic.|
|A small backpack is useful to carry water, insect spray, hand sanitizer, raincoat, umbrella, etc. It is also a convenient way to ensure security of passport, etc.|
|Rainy season – hot and humid.|
|18||Waterproof/Gore-Tex shoes or hiking boots||1 PR|
|19||Multi Plug Travel adaptor||1|
|20||Lightweight clothing, pants and long-sleeve.||Qty||Fast drying if possible.|
|21||Ziploc or waterproof bags.||Qty||For items in backpack.|