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 from 1 year of age and above. 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 Aegyptus could be having the principal mosquito vector in its territory.


Ugandan government decided to protect their citizens and non-citizens by a vaccination that is recommended for children from 9 months of age and older since Uganda is among the countries in the Yellow Fever endemic zone.


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 so why you were not vaccinated. Although Validity of yellow fever certificate becomes active 10 days after vaccination.


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 come when crossing borders and the vaccination waiver may not be honored or accepted.


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