All travellers heading to Uganda, Rwanda and Kenya are now required to have an updated Yellow Fever vaccination certificate at all ports of entry.
This comes in the wake of a Yellow Fever outbreak in Angola, with some reported cases in Kenya and Uganda.
Travellers are advised to be vaccinated 10 days prior to travelling. This measure ensures better protection from contracting the disease.
It’s also suggested that travellers carry their vaccination certificates with them at all times. Sleeping under a treated mosquito net is also preferable.
What is Yellow Fever?
The Yellow Fever Virus is spread by the same mosquito that spreads the Zika virus. However, unlike the Zika virus, Yellow Fever can be controlled with an effective vaccine, which grants lifelong immunity within a month of administration.