Yellow fever vaccination proof required for passengers from yellow fever risk areas

Dit item is gearchiveerd op 02-04-2018.

ORANJESTAD - As of March 1,  2018, all arriving passengers from yellow fever risk countries, must present to the immigration officials of Aruba the Yellow Fever Vaccine (International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis (ICVP), also known as the yellow fever book. 

To be valid, the vaccine must be administered at least 10 days before the trip. Therefore, visitors must be vaccinated at least 10 days before arriving on Aruba.

This measure was implemented in accordance with the advice of the World Health Organization – WHO to try to prevent the outbreak of yellow fever in Aruba. In Aruba, no case of yellow fever has occurred so far. However, the mosquito Aedes aegypti that transmits this disease does occur on Aruba. That is why it is very important to prevent passengers from taking yellow fever as a traveler's disease to Aruba.

Residents who go on holiday must check whether their destination is on the list of yellow fever risk areas of the WHO. If the country is classified as a high risk of yellow fever, it is advisable to have yourself vaccinated against yellow fever at least 10 days before the trip. Travelers should take into account the fact that in yellow fever the mortality rate is higher than with Dengue, Zika and Chikungunya. That is why it is very important to take preventive measures.

For more information you may contact the webistesite of the Aruba Airport Authority. You may also contact the Infectious Diseases Department of the Public Health Department at 522-4200.

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