WHO update yellow fever certificate and vaccination requirements

16 July 2019

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The World Health Organization (WHO) have updated their 2019 yellow fever vaccination requirements and recommendations. The requirements and recommendations are updated annually, following consultation between the WHO and state parties, who are asked to confirm or update their requirements for international travellers on a yearly basis.

The country pages on the TRAVAX and fitfortravel have been updated to reflect the 2019 changes. The changes include: 

  • the removal of a country requirement for an international certificate of vaccination or prophylaxis (ICVP) 
  • the addition of a country requirement for an ICVP, where a requirement did not previously exist 
  • changes relating to transit through a yellow fever endemic country 
  • changes to the minimum age at which an ICVP is required

Further advice relating to yellow fever can be found on the TRAVAX (for health professionals) and fitfortravel (for the general public) websites.

Sources: TRAVAX and fitfortravel (both 10 July 2019)