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Which countries require a yellow fever vaccine?

Page last updated 30 April 2020

Many countries require evidence of yellow fever vaccination prior to entry if you have recently travelled to one of the 47 countries where there is a high risk of yellow fever transmission.  This includes entry back into Australia.

The fact that a country has no requirement for yellow fever vaccination does not imply that there is no risk of yellow fever transmission. Travelers should check the Centres for Disease Prevention and Control website for the most up to date information on countries where yellow fever vaccine is recommended (


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Sources & Citations

4. World Health Organization. Yellow fever. Available at: (Accessed 20 March 2020).

7. Australian Government Department of Health. Yellow fever – general fact sheet. Available at: (Accessed 20 March 2020).

SPANZ.STAMA.18.05.0185(1)a - Date of preparation April 2020