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Last verified: Thursday, 24. September 2020 at 07:18 AM

Swaziland Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon Please reconsider your need to travel to Swaziland

Local Situation: 3.7 / 5

Please reconsider your need to travel to Swaziland. We detected travel advisories from 3 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 3.7 / 5

Swaziland shares land borders with South Africa and South Africa. For these countries, the individual warning index is 3.9 (South Africa) and 3.5 (Mozambique).

Current informationen on Covid-19 in Swaziland

There are currently 5,343 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Swaziland. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET).

There are currently 108 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Swaziland.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu

Advice scoring history for Swaziland

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Swaziland.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Swaziland from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 3.7 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Finland

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Iaktta normal försiktighet - Landet är relativt tryggt. Undvik stora folkmassor och körning i mörker.

Source: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/SZ

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Do not travel to Eswatini due to COVID-19.  Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel.    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Eswatini due to COVID-19.    Travelers ...

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/eswatini-travel-advisory.html

Individual rating changes for Swaziland

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of Swaziland. Most recent events first.

Changes from August 7th 2020

The total rating for Swaziland changed from 2.3 to 3.7. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government increased their existing warning for Swaziland to 5.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 1.0 (by +4.0).

Changes from March 18th 2020

The total rating for Swaziland changed from 2.0 to 2.3. Here are the influencing details:

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The Irish government increased their existing warning for Swaziland to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for Swaziland changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government issued a new warning for Swaziland with a rating of 1.0.

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The Irish government issued a new warning for Swaziland with a rating of 3.0.

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The Finnish government issued a new warning for Swaziland with a rating of 2.0.

About Swaziland

Swaziland with its capital Mbabane is a country in Africa (Southern Africa), slightly smaller than New Jersey (17,363 km²). The country is located Southern Africa, between Mozambique and South Africa. The climate can be described as varies from tropical to near temperate. The landscape is mostly mountains and hills; some moderately sloping plains. With a population of about 1.13 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Mbabane
Population about 1.13 million
Size 17.363 km²
Size comparable to slightly smaller than New Jersey
Common languages English, Swati
Currency Lilangeni (short: SZL)
Common voltage (electricity) 230V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900
International phone prefix +268
Internet Top Level Domain .sz
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 SZ
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 SWZ
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 748

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Swaziland is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • limited supplies of potable water
  • overgrazing
  • soil degradation
  • soil erosion
  • wildlife populations being depleted because of excessive hunting

Natural hazzards

  • drought

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Swaziland. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. apparel
  2. coal
  3. forestry
  4. soft drink concentrates
  5. sugar processing
  6. textiles

Agriculture products

  1. cattle
  2. citrus
  3. corn
  4. cotton
  5. goats
  6. pineapples
  7. sugarcane

Swazi Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Swaziland.

Export products

  1. canned fruit
  2. citrus
  3. cotton yarn
  4. refrigerators
  5. soft drink concentrates
  6. sugar
  7. timber

Import products

  1. chemicals
  2. foodstuffs
  3. machinery
  4. motor vehicles
  5. petroleum products
  6. transport equipment

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Swaziland?

Swaziland is currently rated at 3,7 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 3 official sources. Please reconsider your need to travel to Swaziland.

Is it safe to travel Swaziland in 2020?

The score is rather high (3,7) and you should avoid all non-essential travel to Swaziland. Maybe pick another location.

How many travel advisories do you know for Swaziland?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 3 individual sources for Swaziland.

What is the current Corona virus situation in Swaziland?

There are currently 5,343 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Swaziland. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET). There are currently 108 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Swaziland.

What is the size of Swaziland?

Swaziland has a size of 17,363 km² or 6,704 mi² which is slightly smaller than New Jersey.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.