Yellow Fever certificates must be shown before going to South Africa

Posted by Eleanor Armstrong on

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Travellers should be aware that a Yellow Fever vaccination certificate must now be produced by all international visitors to South Africa. This requirement is irrespective of whether you are planning to stay in the county or are just transiting. The certificate must be dated within 10 days before arrival in South Africa.

It is not yet known what steps will be taken against travellers who do not have a certificate. Travellers have apparently previously been refused entry for failing to produce a certificate.  This again shows the importance of checking entry requirements before travelling.

The Foreign and Commonwealth is a useful source of information and is regularly updated.

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Eleanor is a Senior Associate in our Travel team. Eleanor has a degree in Translating and Interpreting (German/Spanish) and is also fluent in French.

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