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South Africa: vaccination against yellow fever

South Africa: vaccination against yellow fever

The yellow fever vaccination is not required when you’re directly coming from Belgium, without a stopover in a country where yellow fever may occur.

Yellow fever is not occurring in this country.

Yellow fever vaccination is not required when you’re traveling directly from Belgium, without stopping over in a country where yellow fever may occur.

When you are entering South Africa through another country where yellow fever occurs (or with high or low risk for the disease), vaccination is required from the age of 1 year (regardless of the length of transit or the time spent in the airport).

Travelers who do not comply, will not be allowed to enter South Africa or will be put in quarantine for 6 days.

Travelers having a valid medical “waiver” (temporary declaration of medical exemption of vaccination) will be admitted.

Countries in Africa where the transmission of the yellow fever virus might occur – see

http://www.itg.be/itg/GeneralSite/MedServ/Images/Gele%20koorts%20Afrika%2002.jpg) –

Countries in South America where the transmission of the yellow fever virus might occur – see http://www.itg.be/itg/GeneralSite/MedServ/Images/Gele%20koorts%20Zuid%20Amerika%2002.jpg

See also:
http://www.who.int/ith/updates/20110921/en/index.html