What are the international travel requirements regarding yellow fever immunisation status?   Leave a comment

WHO recommends YF vaccination for travel to:
AFRICA: Angola | Benin | Burkina Faso | Burundi | Cameroon | Central African Republic | Chad | Congo | Cote d’Ivoire | Democratic Republic of the Congo | Equatorial Guinea | Ethiopia | Gabon | Gambia | Ghana | Guinea | Guinea-Bissau | Kenya | Liberia | Mali | Mauritania | Niger | Nigeria | Rwanda | Sao Tome and Principe | Senegal | Sierra Leone | Somalia | Sudan (except Khartoum) | Togo | Uganda | United Republic of Tanzania

AMERICAS: Argentina (north and northeastern forested areas, including Iguacu Falls and all areas bordering Brazil and Paraguay) | Bolivia (except: La Paz, Sucre) | Brazil (except: Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Salvador, Recife, Fortaleza) | Colombia | Ecuador (except: Guayaquil, Quito, Galapagos Islands) | French Guiana | Guyana | Panama (except: Canal Zone, Panama City, San Blas Islands) | Paraguay | Peru (except: Cuzco, Machu Picchu) | Suriname | Trinidad and Tobago (except Tobago only) | Venezuela

 

The following countries require documentary proof of YF vaccination from all incoming travelers:

  1. *ICVP (International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis) for yellow fever MUST be completed; is valid ten days after vaccination and for a period of ten years. Available online from the WHO Press or the US Government Bookstore. A PDF copy may also be downloaded here.

  2. Note: most countries, including Singapore, require proof of valid vaccination against yellow fever for travelers arriving from, or having transited through, a country within the YF-endemic zone. However, the countries listed below require all arriving travelers to have documentation of yellow fever vaccination regardless whether they are arriving from a yellow fever-endemic or non-endemic country.

AFRICA: Angola | Benin | Burkina Faso | Burundi | Cameroon | Central African Republic | Chad | Congo | Cote d’Ivoire | Democratic Republic of the Congo | Gabon | Ghana | Liberia | Mali | Mauritania (except: from non-endemic zone staying < 2 weeks) | Niger | Rwanda | Sao Tome and Principe | Sierra Leone | Togo

AMERICAS: French Guiana | Bolivia (unless affidavit signed exempting the state from liability)
 
Ref:

  1. CDC Travelers’ Health — Yellow Book 2008. Chap 4: Prevention of Specific Infectious Diseases: Yellow Fever [Internet]. Atlanta (GA): Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; 2007 June 20. [updated 2009 Apr 17; cited 2009 Apr 22]. Available from:
    http://wwwn.cdc.gov/travel/yellowBookCh4-Malaria.aspx

  2. WHO: International Health Regulations (IHR) | International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis (ICVP) [Internet]. World Health Organisation. Available from:
    http://www.who.int/ihr/travel/icvp/en/

  3. CDC Travelers’ Health — Yellow Book 2008. Chap 5: Yellow Fever Vaccine Requirements and Information on Malaria Risk and Prophylaxis, By Country [Internet]. Atlanta (GA): Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [cited 2009 May 27]. Available from:
    http://wwwn.cdc.gov/travel/yellowbook/ch5/malaria-yellow-fever-table.aspx

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Posted November 17, 2009 by absinthemisia in vaccination, yellow fever

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