30 Aug 2018

Change to yellow fever vaccination certificate requirement for French Guiana

A yellow fever vaccination certificate is now required for all travellers aged 1 year or over going to French Guiana Change to yellow fever vaccination certificate requirement for French Guiana

The vaccination certificate requirement for French Guiana has been updated. A yellow fever vaccination certificate is now required for all travellers aged 1 year or over [1].

Previously World Health Organization (WHO) listed French Guiana as requiring a yellow fever certificate for travellers aged 1 year or over arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission and for travellers having transited through an airport of a country with risk of yellow fever transmission.

There is a risk of yellow fever transmission throughout French Guiana and yellow fever vaccination is recommended for travellers from 9 months of age for personal protection. See WHO map yellow fever vaccination recommendations for the Americas 2018. Travellers should also avoid mosquito bites day and night.

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