National Services Scotland logo

Fit for Travel Logo

Information on how to stay safe and healthy abroad. About us.

Yellow Fever in Congo

28 Aug 2018

Media reportup to 70 suspected cases of yellow fever in southern Congo. Minister of Health and Population reported the cases were in the health districts of Mongo-Pokou, Lumumba, Mvou-Mvou, Ngoyo and Tsama-Dzassi, a border district with the Republic of Angola in the departments of Kouilou and Pointe-Noire.

Advice to travellers

Yellow fever is transmitted by Aedes mostquitoes that bite most often in daylight. Rigorous mosquito bite avoidance is advised at all times.

Yellow fever vaccination is advised for travellers to Congo

A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for all travellers over 9 months of age entering Congo.

For further information see Yellow Fever.