Thursday, 3 February 2011

Yellow Fever - Update

There has been a little confusion over this in the last few days. Initially we received advice stating that Zanzibar would now require the certificate irrespective of where you are travelling from or your route. At the time we felt this odd as Tanzania itself had not changed its position, however felt it best to warn our guests just in case they got jabbed on arrival which would not be ideal!

Today we have received a new notification from the Ministry of Health in Zanzibar that supersedes any previous that states:

‘all arrivals from endemic countries including Africa and South America must be vaccinated against yellow fever and show the certificate at the point entries in Zanzibar. Direct arrivals from non endemic countries in Europe and North America are not required to show the certificate but are highly recommended to take shots against yellow fever for own safety’

So in short it appears that things are back to normal.... for the moment.

It’s worth mentioning here that a flight via Nairobi for example does not count as direct so you would require the certificate. Once you have had it done you need a booster within one year and then you will be covered for 10 years. – If in any doubt always consult your doctor.

Need more info?

Please contact our Zanzibar Holiday Experts now.

Call: 0044 (0)1227 753180

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