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 feverAngolaTanzania - cote flag - yellow feverCote d’IvoreTanzania - guin img - yellow feverGuinea Bissau
Tanzania - senegal - yellow feverSenegalTanzania - benin img - yellow feverBeninTanzania - demo img - yellow feverDemocratic Republic of Congo
Tanzania - kenya img - yellow feverKenyaTanzania - sie img - yellow feverSierra LeoneTanzania - burkina - yellow feverBurkina Faso
Tanzania - equa img - yellow feverEquatorial GuineaTanzania - liberia - yellow feverLiberiaTanzania - south sude img - yellow feverSouth Sudan
Tanzania - burundi - yellow feverBurundiTanzania - ethiop img - yellow feverEthiopiaTanzania - mail img - yellow feverMali
Tanzania - sudan img - yellow feverSudanTanzania - cameroon - yellow feverCameroonTanzania - gabon - yellow feverGabon
Tanzania - maunri img - yellow feverMauritaniaTanzania - togo img - yellow feverTogoTanzania - central africa - yellow feverCentral Africa Republic
Tanzania - gambiaa - yellow feverGambiaTanzania - niger - yellow feverNigerTanzania - uganda - yellow feverUganda
Tanzania - chad 1 - yellow feverChadTanzania - ghanaa - yellow feverGhanaTanzania - nigereia - yellow feverNigeria
Tanzania - congoo - yellow feverCongoTanzania - guinea - yellow feverGuineaTanzania - rwanda img - yellow feverRwanda

Countries from South America

Tanzania - argentia - yellow feverArgentinaTanzania - columbia - yellow feverColombiaTanzania - guyana - yellow feverGuyana
Tanzania - peru - yellow feverPeruTanzania - plur - yellow feverPlurinational State of BoliviaTanzania - ecua - yellow feverEcuador
Tanzania - panama - yellow feverPanamaTanzania - surnumae - yellow feverSurinameTanzania - brazail - yellow feverBrazil
Tanzania - french - yellow feverFrench GuianaTanzania - paraa - yellow feverParaguayTanzania - trin - yellow feverTrinidad and Tobago
Tanzania - vene - yellow feverVenezuela (Republic of
Bolivarian)