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Travel health information for people travelling abroad from the UK

Yellow Fever Risk Areas

These are areas where the virus is present in monkeys and is a potential risk to humans as defined by the World Health Organisation. Some of these countries demand a yellow fever certificate from travellers as a condition of entry to their country. Many of these, and other countries, will ask you for a certificate if you are entering from an infected country. Your travel agent should inform you if you need a certificate when you are booking your holiday or flight. You can double check if in doubt with your local yellow fever vaccination centre.

Areas with Risk of Yellow Fever Transmission

The following maps show the approximate areas which have a risk of yellow fever transmission. Below each map is a list of these countries.


YF Africa map 2015

The Americas

Yellow Fever Americas

In Africa  
Angola Senegal
Benin Sierra Leone
Burkina Faso South Sudan
Burundi Sudan
Cameroon Togo
Central African Republic Uganda
Congo, Republic of  
Cote d'Ivoire  
Democratic Republic of Congo In the Americas
Equatorial Guinea Argentina
Ethiopia Bolivia
Gabon Brazil
Gambia, the Colombia
Ghana Ecuador
Guinea French Guiana
Guinea-Bissau Guyana
Kenya Panama
Liberia Paraguay
Mali Peru
Mauritania Suriname
Niger Trinidad and Tobago (Trinidad only)
Nigeria Venezuela


Some countries do not exactly follow these World Health Organisation guidelines:

  • India considers Rwanda as an area with risk of yellow fever transmission. When a case of yellow fever is reported from any country, that country is regarded by the Government of India as a country with risk of yellow fever and is added to the list.

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