Yellow Fever

Easytravel Published September 9, 2020
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Yellow Fever Entry Requirements In Tanzania Mainland​

Yellow fever is a serious disease that is monitored internationally and therefore classified by the International Health Regulations (IHR), 2005 as a Public Health Emergence of International Concern (PHEIC). All PHEIC require specific monitoring procedures and measures that commensurate with and restricted to public health measures to meet the IHR, 2005 purpose.

Tanzania is mapped by the World Health Organization as a low risk country because no Yellow fever virus has been isolated in the country. However, the abundance of Yellow fever vector and other favorable ecological conditions pose potential risk for Yellow fever if the virus is introduced into the country. Furthermore, being bordered with Yellow fever endemic countries has also increased the vulnerability of Tanzania being infected with the virus.

In order to conform to IHR, 2005 requirements and safeguard public health security in Tanzania, Yellow fever vaccination is mandatory to travellers arriving from Yellow fever endemic countries. This condition also applies to travellers subjected to long flight connection (transit) in Yellow fever endemic country for twelve hours (12hrs) or more.

Yellow fever vaccination which is given as a single dose should be administered ten (10) days before entering the country. A single dose is capable of providing a life protection against the virus. Exemption due to medical reasons and age (above 60 and below 1 year) should seek medical attention in case of fever, headache and muscle and joint aches. Failure to produce a valid certificate of vaccination against Yellow fever to those eligible may lead to refusal of entry or vaccinated upon arrival and kept under close public health observation for not more than 10 days.

The cost of Yellow fever vaccination is 50 USD for foreigners and 20,000 Tsh for residents and East Africa Community members. Government receipt shall be issued for any vaccination charges paid.

The following are endemic countries for which a valid certificate of vaccination against Yellow fever is a requirement for entry into Tanzania;

Countries from Africa

Tanzania - angola flag - yellow feverAngola Tanzania - cote flag - yellow feverCote d’Ivore Tanzania - guin img - yellow feverGuinea Bissau
Tanzania - senegal - yellow feverSenegal Tanzania - benin img - yellow feverBenin Tanzania - demo img - yellow feverDemocratic Republic of Congo
Tanzania - kenya img - yellow feverKenya Tanzania - sie img - yellow feverSierra Leone Tanzania - burkina - yellow feverBurkina Faso
Tanzania - equa img - yellow feverEquatorial Guinea Tanzania - liberia - yellow feverLiberia Tanzania - south sude img - yellow feverSouth Sudan
Tanzania - burundi - yellow feverBurundi Tanzania - ethiop img - yellow feverEthiopia Tanzania - mail img - yellow feverMali
Tanzania - sudan img - yellow feverSudan Tanzania - cameroon - yellow feverCameroon Tanzania - gabon - yellow feverGabon
Tanzania - maunri img - yellow feverMauritania Tanzania - togo img - yellow feverTogo Tanzania - central africa - yellow feverCentral Africa Republic
Tanzania - gambiaa - yellow feverGambia Tanzania - niger - yellow feverNiger Tanzania - uganda - yellow feverUganda
Tanzania - chad 1 - yellow feverChad Tanzania - ghanaa - yellow feverGhana Tanzania - nigereia - yellow feverNigeria
Tanzania - congoo - yellow feverCongo Tanzania - guinea - yellow feverGuinea Tanzania - rwanda img - yellow feverRwanda

Countries from South America

Tanzania - argentia - yellow feverArgentina Tanzania - columbia - yellow feverColombia Tanzania - guyana new - yellow feverGuyana
Tanzania - peru - yellow feverPeru Tanzania - plur - yellow feverPlurinational State of Bolivia Tanzania - ecua - yellow feverEcuador
Tanzania - panama - yellow feverPanama Tanzania - surnumae - yellow feverSuriname Tanzania - brazail - yellow feverBrazil
Tanzania - french - yellow feverFrench Guiana Tanzania - paraa - yellow feverParaguay Tanzania - trin - yellow feverTrinidad and Tobago
Tanzania - vene - yellow feverVenezuela (Republic of

Source WHO, International Health and Travel, Update Annex 1; Jan, 2016