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Which Countries Require Proof of Yellow Fever Vaccination?

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Question: Which Countries Require Proof of Yellow Fever Vaccination?

 

If you plan to visit one or more of the countries listed below, be sure you have been vaccinated for yellow fever before you leave home. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, yellow fever vaccinations and boosters are good for 10 years.

 

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Countries Requiring US Visitors to Show Proof of Yellow Fever Vaccination Before Entry:

  • Angola

  • Benin

  • Cameroon

  • Central African Republic

  • Costa Rica, if you have visited sub-Saharan Africa, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru or Venezuela

  • Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)

  • Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Djibouti

  • Equatorial Guinea

  • French Guiana

  • Gabon

  • Gambia, The

  • Ghana

  • Guinea

  • Kenya

  • Lesotho

  • Liberia

  • Maldives, if you are arriving from a yellow fever zone

  • Mali

  • Mauritania

  • Mauritius (vaccine is not required, but border agents may demand proof)

  • Mozambique

  • Niger

  • Oman, if you are arriving from a yellow fever zone

  • Republic of the Congo

  • São Tomé and Principe

  • Senegal

  • Sierra Leone

  • South Africa (vaccine must be administered more than 14 days prior to arrival)

  • Sri Lanka, if you are arriving from a yellow fever zone

  • Suriname, if you are arriving from Brazil, French Guiana or Guyana

  • Swaziland

  • Togo

  • Uganda

  • Venezuela

  • Zambia, if you are arriving from a yellow fever zone

  • Zimbabwe, if you are arriving from a yellow fever zone
Source: US Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs. Country Specific Information. Accessed July 9, 2011.

 

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