SOUTH AFRICA UPDATES YELLOW-FEVER REQUIREMENTS
11th February 2015
Travellers from countries that have recently been declared by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as "low-risk yellow fever countries" will no longer have to produce proof of the vaccination when they arrive in South Africa, the Department of Health said on Tuesday.
The African countries on WHO's low-risk yellow fever list include Zambia, Tanzania, Eritrea, Somalia, Sao Tome and Principe.
Based on recommendations taken at WHO's recent executive board meeting, all travellers to South Africa from these countries will not be required to produce proof of vaccination against yellow fever. "This provision is with immediate effect," the department said...Read more
More information about yellow fever
Yellow fever is an infectious vector-borne disease that is caused by a virus transmitted by the bite of an infected mosquito vector such as Aedes aegypti. South Africa has a risk of introduction of the disease as the mosquito vector exists in the country.
The South African Department of Health would like to inform you of the amendments to the yellow fever vaccination policy for travellers coming from yellow fever risk countries.
Travellers going to or coming from Zambia, Tanzania, Eritrea, Somalia as well as Sao Tome and Principe will no longer be required to produce a yellow fever vaccination certificate when in South Africa as these countries have been included on the World Health Organization (WHO) list of countries with low potential for exposure to yellow fever virus...Read more
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