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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. Individual country pages on fitfortravel will also indicate this requirement.

Areas with Risk of Yellow Fever Transmission

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


YF Africa map 2015

The Americas (*click here for 2018 updated Brazil map)

Yellow Fever Americas

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


Some countries may not exactly adhere to this list, and will include (or exclude) as infected,  certain other countries in their official requirements for entry. Please refer to the latest World Health Organisation information on yellow fever individual country requirements here

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