04 Jul 2018
New country requirements for an International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis 2018TravelHealthPro country information pages are being updated to reflect the WHO 2018 yellow fever recommendations and requirements
The World Health Organization (WHO) has published the list of yellow fever vaccination requirements and recommendations for 2018. This information is published each year following consultation between the WHO and State Parties, who are asked to confirm or update their requirements for international travellers [1, 2].
Key changes to look out for in the 2018 include:
- Country changes to the requirements for an International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis (ICVP)
- Changes relating to transit through a risk country
- Changes to lower age at which an ICVP is required for some countries
- Inclusion or exclusion of detail relating to travellers arriving from, or departing to, areas considered to be at risk of yellow fever transmission
NaTHNaC is currently updating the country information changes to reflect these recommendations and requirements. For detailed current information please refer to this publication while the Country Information pages are updated. A further news item will be posted when this update has been completed.
- International Travel and Health. List of countries, territories and areas. Vaccination requirements and recommendations for international travellers, including yellow fever and malaria. 3 July 2018. World Health Organization
- Countries with a risk of yellow fever transmission and countries requiring yellow fever vaccination. 3 July 2018. World Health Organization