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Yellow fever certificate mandatory for all travellers to Tanzania

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Immigration authorities in Tanzania have confirmed that all travellers entering Tanzania must now present a yellow fever certificate. This requires travellers to be vaccinated at least 10 days prior to entry. The Tanzania Airports Authority has published a rule requiring all travellers entering Tanzania to present a yellow fever certificate upon entry. This adds an extra step to the entry process for travellers who were previously not required to obtain this certificate.

Information on the certificate validity requirements, a sample certificate and other information is available on the Airports Authority website. Failure to present a yellow fever certificate may result in denial of entry or an order to undergo a yellow fever vaccination upon entry.

The World Health Organisation requires travellers to present a yellow fever certificate to enter Tanzania only if they have visited a country at risk for yellow fever. However, the Tanzanian Embassy in Praetoria and the Tanzanian immigration authorities have confirmed that all travellers are now subject to the stricter rule published by the Tanzania Airports Authority.

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