Travel to Africa – Yellow Fever requirements

Posted by on Jun 12, 2015 in Articles, News

Travel to Africa requires a Yellow Fever Inoculation

Travel to Africa requires that Yellow Fever is a viral disease that effects 31 countries in central Africa and 13 countries in South America, although it’s more prevalent in Africa. The disease is thought to originate in monkeys, and is passed person to person through mosquito bites therefore authorities in endemic areas often required a proof of vaccination certificate to allow entry.

There is a vaccine for yellow fever which is safe and highly effective, however it’s only valid for a 10 year period.

A Yellow Fever certificate/inoculation is mandatory when travelling between specific East African countries, and when flying into South Africa after visiting East Africa and you will be asked to produce a valid (an original copy of) International Certificate of Vaccination when departing yellow fever designated countries or on entering your own country.

The vaccine can be administered either by your local practitioner or travel clinic but must be done no later than 10 days prior to your departure date.

 

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