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Before coming to Mayotte

The best seasons to get to Mayotte (climate and airfare): May / June and September / October.
Come on the island in the lagoon does not require preparation exceptional, far away. An identity card or passport, but no mandatory vaccination of good anti-mosquito in his suitcase. A bag full of swimsuits, clothes and light cotton long pants to avoid mosquito bites from some in the evening or during the hikes, snorkel and mask, hat and sunscreen. And if you forget something, do not panic: Mayotte is a French island where you find everything you need, including pharmacies and hospital level. You will therefore only two concerns: finding a flight at the best price and choose your accommodation. This site is there to help you !

Administrative advice

The service for the health of the community offers free care in public (hospital), clinics located in each municipality.
Many GPs, dentists, pharmacists and physiotherapists working in private equity (recoverable care delivery is possible from the health insurance fund which you live).
It is advisable to take out insurance covering the costs of repatriation.
Health Tips

It is useful to take your kit including among others your salary enough.

The mandatory immunization schedule in effect is the same as Montreal, which concerns the BCG, the DTCP (diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, poliomyelitis), the Rudivourax (measles and rubella) and hepatitis B in children. In adults, an update is made for the following vaccines: Tetanus, polio and Hepatitis B.
Vaccinations against hepatitis A and against Typhoid are recommended because of the persistent problems of sanitation.
The vaccine against yellow fever is not mandatory.

Taking anti-malarial is recommended.
Directorate of Health & Social Affairs
Tel: 0269 61 12 25
Hospital Mamoudzou
Tel: 0269 61 80 00
Your bag

- Bring light cotton clothing: trousers and long sleeved shirts to reduce the surface of exposed skin stings.
- Bring good walking shoes.
- Remember to take a swimsuit, a hat and sunglasses ...

For more practical information see our article on life in Mayotte.