Is Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate Required In Uganda

is yellow fever vaccination certificate required in uganda



A Yellow Fever vaccination certificate is a requirement in Uganda for all travelers aged 1 year and older. Uganda's existing and new yellow fever vaccination certificates are valid for a lifetime.


The vaccination was imposed by the Uganda government for protection against yellow fever since Aedes aegypti could be the principal mosquito vector in its territory.


Because Uganda is in the Yellow Fever endemic zone, the Ugandan government decided to protect its citizens and non-citizens with a vaccination recommended for children aged 9 months and older.


If there is a risk of yellow fever at your destination, whether vaccination is required for entry or not, just be ready to show a yellow fever certificate of vaccination or a waiver that states the medical reasons why you were not vaccinated. Although the validity of the yellow fever certificate becomes active 10 days after vaccination,


A Uganda vaccination waiver can be issued by your medical practitioner if the yellow fever vaccine is contraindicated for medical reasons. Be warned that problems may arise when crossing borders, and the vaccination waiver may not be honored or accepted.


Uganda yellow fever exemptions allow travelers who are 60 years of age and older and those who are allergic to egg proteins that may develop rashes on their skin to apply for clarifications of an exemption letter through the Uganda immigration online application process.