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16 Jul 2019 | 08:26 AM UTC

Dominican Rep.: Yellow fever vaccination required for entry

Dominican Republic News Alert

Authorities add yellow fever vaccination entry requirement for travelers from at-risk countries; confirm entry requirements

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/16/2019, 12:00 AM until 9/30/2019, 11:59 PM (America/Santo_Domingo). COUNTRY/REGION Dominican Republic

Event

The World Health Organization (WHO) added the Dominican Republic to the list of countries requiring a yellow fever vaccination certificate as of July 1, 2019. A certificate is required for all travelers over one year of age traveling from countries with a risk of yellow fever transmission.

Context

Yellow fever is a mosquito-borne disease endemic to large parts of sub-Saharan Africa and South America. Symptoms include fever, chills, muscle and back pain, vomiting, headaches, and, in more serious cases, hemorrhaging and organ failure. A vaccine provides lifelong immunity and should be administered at least ten days prior to travel to be fully effective.

Advice

Individuals traveling to the Dominican Republic are advised to confirm entry requirements, ensure proper documentation of vaccine certification, and consult their doctor regarding vaccination options.

 

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