WHO yellow fever certificate and vaccination requirements for 2021

08 June 2021

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has published annual updates detailing the countries and areas that have a risk of yellow fever transmission, and where there are International Certificate of Vaccine or Prophylaxis (ICVP) requirements for international travellers.

The country pages of the TRAVAX (for health professionals) and fitfortravel (for the general public) websites have been updated to reflect any changes.

Key updates include: 

  • the addition or removal of ICVP requirements when transiting through countries with risk, these being Antigua and Barbuda, Chad, Nigeria and Sudan 
  • changes to age requirement for ICVP in Gabon, Mozambique and Trinidad and Tobago 
  • a change to requirement for all travellers or those arriving from countries with risk, these being Nigeria and Sudan 
  • Guyana has removed previous ICVP exemption for travellers arriving from Argentina, Paraguay and Trinidad and Tobago 
  • new requirement for ICVP from Uruguay 
  • Malta no longer states that infants under nine months of age are subject to isolation or surveillance if arriving from an area with risk of yellow fever transmission 
  • removal of requirement for ICVP from Libya and the Philippines

Source: TRAVAX, 4 June 2021