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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 Organization. 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 a country infected with yellow fever.  Your travel agent should inform you if you need a certificate when you are booking your holiday or flight. 

The fact that a country does not demand a yellow fever certificate to enter, does not always mean that there is no risk of yellow fever in the country.

  • Individual country pages will indicate if there is a risk of yellow fever in the country you plan to visit.

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.


View full size Yellow Fever Africa map on CDC website

The Americas 

View full size Yellow Fever Americas map on CDC website

These tables contain the most recent yellow fever endemic countries as reported to the World Health Organization under International Health Regulations.

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 Organization information on yellow fever individual country requirements here

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