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There's a problem loading this menu right now. Some said they had never seen snow before. Southern areas were hit first and then it swept into the centre of the city where workers rushed out to see the growing white carpet. Other residents wrapped up and went out to trying sledging - one man used a cardboard box as an improvised toboggan.
According to South African Weather Service records, it has only snowed in Johannesburg on 22 other days in the last years, AP news agency reports. The last snow fell in the city in June and before that in September The snow grew heavier in the afternoon.
The flu season usually runs from November to April in the northern hemisphere, between April and October in the southern hemisphere and year round in the tropics. Influenza flu is caused by a virus spread from person to person when they cough or sneeze or by touching objects and surfaces that have been contaminated with the virus. Get the flu shot. Rabies is a deadly illness spread to humans through a bite, scratch or lick from an infected animal. Vaccination should be considered for travellers going to areas where rabies exists and who have a high risk of exposure i.
Yellow fever is a disease caused by a flavivirus from the bite of an infected mosquito. Travellers get vaccinated either because it is required to enter a country or because it is recommended for their protection. Travellers to any destination in the world can develop travellers' diarrhea from consuming contaminated water or food. In some areas in Southern Africa, food and water can also carry diseases like cholera , hepatitis A , schistosomiasis and typhoid.
Practise safe food and water precautions while travelling in Southern Africa. Boil it, cook it, peel it, or leave it! Schistosomiasis can be spread to humans through freshwater sources contaminated by blood flukes tiny worms.
The eggs of the worms can cause stomach illnesses like diarrhea and cramps or urinary problems. Risk is generally low for most travellers. Avoid swimming in freshwater sources lakes, rivers, ponds.
There is no vaccine available for schistosomiasis. Typhoid is a bacterial infection spread by contaminated food or water. Travellers visiting regions with typhoid risk, especially those exposed to places with poor sanitation should speak to a health care professional about vaccination. In some areas in Southern Africa, certain insects carry and spread diseases like African trypanosomiasis sleeping sickness , Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever , chikungunya , malaria , Rift Valley fever , and West Nile virus.
Travellers are advised to take precautions against bites. There is currently a risk of chikungunya in this country. Chikungunya can cause a viral disease that typically causes fever and pain in the joints. In some cases, the joint pain can be severe and last for months or years. Protect yourself from mosquito bites at all times. There is no vaccine available for chikungunya. Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever is a viral disease that typically causes fever, bleeding under the skin, and pain.
It is spread to humans though contact with infected animal blood or bodily fluids, or from a tick bite. Protect yourself from tick bites and avoid animals. There is no vaccine available for Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever. Zika virus infection is a risk in this country. The mosquito that spreads the virus is found here.
All travellers should protect themselves from mosquito bites and other diseases spread by insects. Travellers are cautioned to avoid contact with animals, including dogs, monkeys, snakes, rodents, birds, and bats. Some infections found in Southern Africa, like rabies , can be shared between humans and animals. Crowded conditions can increase your risk of certain illnesses. Remember to wash your hands often and practice proper cough and sneeze etiquette to avoid colds, the flu and other illnesses.
High risk activities include anything which puts you in contact with blood or body fluids, such as unprotected sex and exposure to unsterilized needles for medications or other substances for example, steroids and drugs , tattooing, body-piercing or acupuncture.
Tuberculosis is an infection caused by bacteria and usually affects the lungs. Travellers who may be at high risk while travelling in regions with risk of tuberculosis should discuss pre- and post-travel options with a health care professional.
High-risk travellers include those visiting or working in prisons, refugee camps, homeless shelters, or hospitals, or travellers visiting friends and relatives. Medical facilities and supplies are widely available in large cities but can be expensive. Medical facilities are limited in remote areas. Public and private health facilities require an up-front cash deposit for services, guarantee of payment or confirmation of medical insurance before commencing treatment.
Make sure you get travel insurance that includes coverage for medical evacuation and hospital stays. The decision to travel is the sole responsibility of the traveller.
The traveller is also responsible for his or her own personal safety. Do not expect medical services to be the same as in Canada. Pack a travel health kit , especially if you will be travelling away from major city centres. Learn about what you should do and how we can help if you are arrested or detained abroad.
Penalties for using, importing or exporting drugs are severe and may include lengthy imprisonment. You may not import or take in-transit any firearm or ammunition without a temporary export and import or in-transit permit issued by the South African Police Service. If you are a Canadian citizen, but also a citizen of South Africa, our ability to offer you consular services may be limited while you're there.
General information for travellers with dual citizenship. It is extremely difficult to obtain car insurance for car rentals or to purchase a car without an IDP. If your licence is in French, it is advisable to obtain a translation into English and carry it with you. Foreigners driving a rental car across any border into neighbouring countries must obtain a permit from the Cross-border Road Transport Agency prior to arriving at the border crossing.
Canadian currency can be easily exchanged at major banks and foreign exchange counters. A passport and additional identification is required when undertaking foreign exchange transactions. Customs forms are not required to be completed, but random customs checks are conducted. The climate varies from region to region. Storms and flooding can occur throughout the country and at various times of the year.
There are heavy rains along the south coast from June to September and the Western Cape receives heavy rainfall between May and September. Dirt roads can become hazardous during these periods.
After heavy rains, do not attempt to cross low-lying river bridges by car or on foot, as there have been fatalities linked to people being washed down river. Keep informed of regional weather forecasts and plan accordingly. Veld bush fires are common during dry seasons. They are very unpredictable and extremely dangerous.
Stay clear of active fires and always verify local conditions with relevant authorities before going on bush walks, particularly during the dry seasons. For emergency consular assistance, call the Canadian High Commission in Pretoria and follow the instructions.
There are no significant safety and security concerns. The overall safety and security situation is similar to that of Canada.
You should take normal security precautions.
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