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Do I Need Shots to Visit Africa?

by admin | January 1st, 2010

One of the more unpleasant aspects of international travel is making sure you are vaccinated against diseases that might be present where you are traveling. Of course, as unpleasant as it is to your arms stuck full of holes, it is a thousand times worse to get seriously ill overseas.

Also, some countries won’t let you get a visa if you don’t have the appropriate vaccinations. For example, yellow fever vaccinations are often required for travelers visiting countries where the disease, which causes flu-like symptoms and sometimes fatal liver damage, is present.

This guide will show you what shots you need to get a visa for each country in Africa. However, please talk to your doctor before your trip in case there are vaccinations that aren’t required but that you should get anyway.

Visa Vaccination Requirements for Countries In Africa

  1. Algeria- None
  2. Angola- International Certificate of Vaccination  for yellow fever
  3. Benin- International Certificate of Vaccination  for yellow fever (The US Department of State advises you to bring the certificate with you to Benin, also).
  4. Botswana- No vaccination requirements, but they advise travelers to get malaria shots.
  5. Burkina Faso- International Certificate of Vaccination for yellow fever is not required to get a visa but IS required to enter the country.
  6. Burundi- International Certificate of Vaccination for yellow fever (also, bring it with you to get into the country).
  7. Cameroon- International Certificate of Vaccination for yellow fever
  8. Cape Verde- Yellow fever vaccination is required if you are entering from areas in Africa or the Americas where yellow fever is endemic.
  9. Central African Republic- International Certificate of Vaccination for yellow fever required for everyone.
  10. Chad- None.
  11. Comoros- None.
  12. Republic of Congo- International Certificate of Vaccination for yellow fever required to enter the country.
  13. Democratic Republic of the Congo- International Certificate of Vaccination for yellow fever.
  14. Cote d’Ivoire- International Certificate of Vaccination for yellow fever (bring it with you to the airport or you’ll have to get vaccinated upon arrival)
  15. Djibouti- International Certificate of Vaccination for yellow fever.
  16. Egypt-  None
  17. Equatorial Guinea- Visas aren’t required for US citizens in most cases, but you do need an International Certificate of Vaccination for yellow fever to enter the country.
  18. Eritrea- None
  19. Ethiopia- None
  20. Gabon- International Certificate of Vaccination for yellow fever
  21. The Gambia- International Certificate of Vaccination for yellow fever
  22. Ghana- International Certificate of Vaccination for yellow fever
  23. Guinea- International vaccination record (WHO card) including a current International Certificate of Vaccination for yellow fever.
  24. Guinea-Bissau- International Certificate of Vaccination for yellow fever
  25. Kenya- None
  26. Lesotho- Visas not required for US citizens staying less than 180 days, but you still need an International Certificate of Vaccination for yellow fever to enter.
  27. Liberia- International Certificate of Vaccination for yellow fever.
  28. Libya- Ask the embassy you plan to apply at about what is required.
  29. Madagascar- International Certificate of Vaccination for yellow fever required if you have been in an infected area in the past 6 months.
  30. Malawi- None.
  31. Mali- International Certificate of Vaccination for yellow fever.
  32. Mauritania-International Certificate of Vaccination for yellow fever.
  33. Mauritius- International Certificate of Vaccination for yellow fever required if you are arriving from an area where the disease is present.
  34. Morocco- None
  35. Mozambique- International Certificate of Vaccination for yellow fever.  Have it with you when you arrive or you’ll be charged $50 for a shot in the airport.
  36. Namibia- None
  37. Niger- International Certificate of Vaccination for yellow fever.
  38. Nigeria- None
  39. Rwanda- Visas aren’t required for Americans staying less than 90 days, but  an International Certificate of Vaccination for yellow fever is required to enter the country.
  40. Sao Tome and Principe- International Certificate of Vaccination for yellow fever.
  41. Senegal- Us citizens don’t need a visa to stay less than 90 days, but they do need to present an International Certificate of Vaccination for yellow fever to enter the country. Also, if you have recently traveled to an area where meningitis is present, bring proof of a meningitis vaccine as well.
  42. Seychelles- None
  43. Sierra Leone- International Certificate of Vaccination for yellow fever.
  44. Somalia- None
  45. South Africa- International Certificate of Vaccination for yellow fever required if you are arriving from an area where yellow fever is present.
  46. Sudan- None
  47. Swaziland- None
  48. Tanzania-International Certificate of Vaccination for yellow fever.
  49. Togo- International Certificate of Vaccination for yellow fever.
  50. Tunisia- None
  51. Uganda- International Certificate of Vaccination for yellow fever.
  52. Zambia- None
  53. Zimbabwe- None

Visa requirements are always changing, so make sure to check with the embassy or consulate for each country you plan to visit so that you know what is expected of you. Or, RushMyTravelVisa will be happy research the visa requirements for your itinerary for you and assist you in expediting the application process. Contact us today!

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2 Responses to “Do I Need Shots to Visit Africa?”

  1. Michael Kirsch, M.D.

    Most of the vaccines that travel health experts advise are not required by the destination countries. Travelers should meet with a travel doctor weeks before departure to discuss which vaccinations are medically recommended. With travel vaccination, one size does not fit all. Free nformation for travelers available at http://www.TravelClinicsofAmerica.com

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