Tanzania: Yellow Fever Certificate Now Required for all Entrants

Immigration authorities in Tanzania have confirmed that all travelers entering Tanzania must now present a yellow fever certificate. This requires travelers to be vaccinated at least 10 days prior to entry.

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Dec 06, 2017
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The situation
The Tanzania Airports Authority has published a rule requiring all travelers entering Tanzania to present a yellow fever certificate upon entry. 

  • Impact. Obtaining a yellow fever certificate requires a vaccination at least 10 days prior to travel. This adds an extra step to the entry process for travelers who were previously not required to obtain this certificate.
  • Certificate details. Information on the certificate validity requirements, a sample certificate and other information is available on the Airports Authority website.
  • Consequences of noncompliance. Failure to present a yellow fever certificate may result in denial of entry or an order to undergo a yellow fever vaccination upon entry.

Background
The World Health Organization requires travelers to present a yellow fever certificate to enter Tanzania only if they have visited a country at risk for yellow fever. 

However, the Tanzanian Embassy in Praetoria and the Tanzanian immigration authorities have confirmed that all travelers are now subject to the stricter rule published by the Tanzania Airports Authority. 

Fragomen will provide updates on this matter once the authorities release further information.

This alert is for informational purposes only. If you have any questions, please contact the global immigration professional with whom you work at Fragomen or send an email to emea@fragomen.com.

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Bamfo George 4 months ago

Yellow fever occurs only in tropical Africa and South America. In severe cases, yellow fever ends fatally in more than every other case. For this reason, a preventive yellow fever vaccine against the infection is very important. When entering and leaving the country, it is even mandatory. Here you can read all the important information about yellow fever. Yellow fever disease begins three to six days after infection with a first fever. A second episode - after a seemingly healthy phase - leads to severe hepatitis, in which approximately 20% of patients die. A causal, medicinal therapy of yellow fever is not possible. 

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