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Swaziland

Capital
Mbabane
Time Zone
GMT + 2
Telephone Services
Country Code: 268 Outgoing Code: International calls must go through the operator
Emergency Telephone Numbers
Not present
Tourist Information
Ministry of Broadcasting, Information and Tourism, PO Box 338, Mbabane, Swaziland Tel: 42761 Fax: 42774 or 46 953
Passport Information
Valid passport required by all. Return Ticket Recommended though not essential. Requirements may change at short notice. Contact the embassy before departure
Visa Information
Required by all except nationals of: Britain, Australia, Canada, USA, Bahamas, Barbados, Botswana, Cyprus, Fiji, Gambia, Grenada, Ghana, Guyana, Iceland, Israel, Jamaica, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Malaysia, Malta, Namibia, Nauru, New Zealand, Norway, Papua New Guinea, San Marino, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sweden, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, Uganda, Uruguay, W. Samoa, Zambia and Zimbabwe
Health Information
Polio, Typhoid: Vaccination recommended
Malaria: Exists throughout the year in certain areas in the Falciparum variety. resistance to chloroquine has been reported
Yellow Fever: A vaccination certificate is required for travellers arriving from infected areas
Other Health Risks: Bilharzia, Meningitis (recommended), Rabies
Food & Drink
Water is untreated and not safe to drink. Avoid dairy products as they are not pasteurised. Fruit and vegetables should be peeled before consumption
Currency
Lilangeni (E) = 100 cents South African Rand is also accepted as legal tender Amex and MasterCard are widely accepted. Visa is accepted on a more limited basis. Travellers cheques are accepted in Pound sterling preferably
ATM availability: Unavailable
Cost of Living
Hotels and recreational facilities in the Holiday Valley complex in Ezulwini are expensive
Languages
English and Siswati
Weather
Weather can be changeable due to the high altitude. Lowlands are the hottest and the higher lands have the most rain between Oct - march
Electricity
20 Volts AC 50 Hz Plugs = 15amp round pin
Post
Up to 2 weeks
Transport
ROADS: Generally in good condition. BUS: Numerous buses connect various parts of the country some of which are non - stop. CAR HIRE: A number of companies operate. DOCUMENTATION: National driving licences are valid for up to 6 months provided they are printed in English. IDP is recognised
Special Information
Those wanting to camp in villages should see the village chief. PHOTOGRAPHY: Permission should be asked. Photos of national buildings and the royal family are prohibited. Do not camp near houses or graveyards without being granted permission. Avoid downtown areas of Mbabane and Manzini after dark
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