Swaziland Healthcare and Money

By | May 9, 2022

Health care


Vaccination needed receipt required
cholera 2
yellow fever 1
Eat Drink 4
malaria 3
Typhoid & Polio Yes


Medical care cannot be compared with Europe and is often problematic in terms of technology, equipment or hygiene. In many cases there is also a lack of European-trained doctors who speak English or French. Adequate health insurance coverage valid worldwide and reliable travel insurance are strongly recommended. An individual first-aid kit should be taken with you and protected according to the temperatures on the way. Check findjobdescriptions for more information.

Notes vaccinations

[1] A vaccination certificate against yellow fever is required for all travelers who want to enter within 6 days of staying in the infected areas designated by the WHO and who are over one year old. Excluded are travelers who have not left the transit area in the infected areas. [2] A certificate of vaccination against cholera is not an entry requirement, but the risk of infection, albeit small, does exist. Since the effectiveness of the vaccination is disputed, it is advisable to seek medical advice in good time before you travel. [3] Malaria risk throughout the year in the low-lying regions, especially in Big Bend, Mhlume, Simunye and Tshaneni. The predominant more dangerous form Plasmodium falciparum is said to be highly resistant to chloroquine. [4] Tap water is usually chlorinated and relatively clean, but mild stomach upset may occur. Bottled water, which is available everywhere, is therefore recommended for the first few weeks of your stay. Drinking water outside of the major cities is not always sterile and should be sterilized or purchased pre-packaged. When buying packaged water, you should make sure that the original packaging has not been opened. Milk is pasteurized and, like local dairy products, meat, poultry, fruit and vegetables, is safe to consume.

Other risks

Schistosomiasis pathogens are found in some ponds and rivers, so swimming and wading in inland waterways should be avoided. Well maintained swimming pools with chlorinated water are safe. Hepatitis A occurs, hepatitis B is highly endemic. Vaccination against hepatitis A is recommended, and for long-term stays also against hepatitis B. HIV/AIDS is a big problem in Swaziland and a great danger for everyone who takes the risk of infection: sexual contact, unclean syringes or cannulas and blood transfusions can pose a significant life-threatening risk. rabies occurs. In the event of a bite, seek medical attention as soon as possible.



1 Lilienni = 100 cents. Currency code: E, SZL (ISO code). The plural of lilangeni is emalangeni. Banknotes come in denominations of 200, 100, 50, 20 and 10 E; Coins in denominations of 5, 2 and 1 E and 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 cent. South African banknotes (rand) are also accepted (partly only) as a means of payment and are linked to the Namibian dollar and the lilangeni.

Credit cards

Major credit cards such as Mastercard, Visa and American Express are most widely accepted in large hotels, restaurants, some shops and rental car companies in larger cities. However, you cannot pay by credit card at petrol stations. Details from the issuer of the relevant credit card. Because of credit card fraud cases, the card should never be left out of sight.


Bank cards With the credit card and pin number, money can be withdrawn from ATMs. ATMs are located in the capital, Mbabane, in Manzini, and in a few other major cities. The Girocard (formerly ec card) with the Cirrus, Plus or Maestro symbol is accepted worldwide. It can be used at Standard Bank ATMs with the Cirrus, Plus or Maestro symbol in major cities. To be on the safe side, travelers should always have an alternative source of money such as cash. Further information from banks and credit institutes. Attention: Travelers who want to pay with their bank customer card abroad and withdraw money,

Travelers cheques

Traveller’s checks are no longer available in Germany and Switzerland and are hardly available in Austria. Travelers checks can be cashed at some banks in Eswatini in Mbabne and other major towns.

Bank opening hours

Mon-Fri 08.30-14.30, Sat 08.30-11.00.

Foreign exchange regulations

No restrictions.

Currency Exchange

The exchange rate in the country is the most favorable. Emalangeni should be exchanged back into the local currency before leaving the country. US dollars and euros are easily exchanged in banks.


Code Symbol Exchange rates (no guarantee)
SZL E 1 EUR = 14.73 E
1 CHF = 17.58 E
1 USD = 14.16 E

Swaziland Money