30 August 2011

Travellers to Zambia need Yellow Fever certificate

South Africans travelling to Zambia will now be required to have a Yellow Fever vaccination certificate, the Department of Health said on Friday.

"Zambia's status has been classified as a low risk," the Ministry said following World Health Organisation's global yellow fever risk assessment.

The new policy will be effective from 1 October. From this date, a valid yellow fever certificate will be required for travellers over 1 year old, travelling from Zambia, or having been in transit through a yellow fever risk country including Zambia.

Yellow fever is an infectious vector-borne disease that is caused by a virus. It is transmitted by the bite of an infected mosquito vector. (via BuaNews)

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