To decrease the spread of the yellow fever virus, a concerted effort has been made to vaccinate people traveling to and from yellow fever prevalent countries. Many countries require that you provide proof of yellow fever vaccination for entry. That proof is the universally accepted International Certificate of Yellow Fever Vaccination.
For a list of the authorized vaccine and vaccine certificate providers please go to vaccine providers or check with your local state or county health department.
If the vaccine is contraindicated for the reasons listed before, a waiver can be signed by the authorized providers listed at the above web site.
The following countries in Africa require proof of yellow fever vaccination from ALL travelers:
Angola, Benin, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central Africa Republic, Congo, Cote de' Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, French Guiana, Gabon, Ghana, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Rwanda, Sao Tome & Principe, Sierra Leone, Togo.
Many countries require proof of yellow fever vaccination IF arriving FROM countries where yellow fever is present, EVEN if you were only there in transit.
The following is a list of countries where yellow fever is prevalent:
Africa: Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Cote d' Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome & Princpe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda.
South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecaudor, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Venezuela.
Central America: Panama
Carribean: Trinidad & Tabago
Please search by the specific country that you are traveling to for their specific yellow fever vaccination and certificate requirement.