Yellow Fever Certificate for Travelers to Uganda – Rwanda

Posted by on December 9, 2017

Yellow Fever Immunization Requirement for Travelers to Uganda and Rwanda -what it means to you

When a Yellow Fever Certificate for Travelers to Uganda – Rwanda is needed


Uganda: Yellow Fever Certificate for Travelers to Uganda:  Presently all incoming visitors need to prove withYellow Fever Certificate for Travelers an immunization certificate that they have been inoculated. Angola had an outbreak of Yellow Fever – other African Countries began to implement the Yellow Fever Inoculation and certificate requirement without which you cannot enter Uganda.

The Inoculation is now good for a lifetime and is necessary to travel to any part of the world that is part of the world-wide Yellow Fever Zone.

Rwanda:  A Yellow Fever Certificate for Travelers is required for Travelers arriving from a country where Yellow Fever is Endemic (Check the List of Countries Below) such as Kenya or Uganda.  The Certificate will be required if you are continuing on to Uganda.

Yellow Fever Inoculation – Good for a Lifetime


Yellow Fever Certificate for Travelers to Uganda in 2018:

Yellow Fever Immunization Requirement for Travelers to Uganda in 2018.  All Visitors to Uganda are now required to have a valid Yellow Fever Immunization Card from the world health organization – which means you must be immunized and that you should do so 10 to 30 days prior to your Ugandan Arrival.  It will also help you enter other East African countries.  A yellow fever immunization is good for a lifetime.

Should you not have one – you will be required to have a Yellow Fever shot at the airport or another point of entry.  Please note that it takes a 10 day period for the immunization to take effect.

Yellow fever is transmitted by mosquitoes, outbreaks in Uganda have been rare.  The last outbreak was quickly contained, villages sealed off and it never spread beyond the villages.

Extra Steps you can take to prevent Mosquitoes from biting you and note not all mosquitoes are carriers of Yellow Fever, Malaria or Dengue Fever in Uganda or Rwanda.  No Client of our has become ill from a communicable disease.

  • Wear long trousers – long-sleeved shirt for added protection – avoid blue shirt for added protection from Tsetse Flies – who are pesky but do not carry sleeping sickness in Uganda.
  • Avoid wearing bright colors.
  • Sugar intake helps in attracting mosquitoes.
  • Use an insect repellent to spray yourself and clothing. Use one that really works such as the Australian Product RID.
  • Use Doom Insect Killer in your room or Tented Cottage. 4-USD for a large spray can. Upmarket lodges on Safari spray your room.
  • Sleep under the mosquito net provided.
  • Turn the Fan on if available – mosquitoes avoid moving air.
  • Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla Park in Southwest Uganda area mostly mosquito-free due to elevation and cool nights.

Uganda – with a Yellow Fever Vaccination remains safe and sane for Tourists and Visitor…we apologize for the inconvenience…Enjoy the Pearl of Africa…


Yellow Fever Immunization Requirement for Travelers to Rwanda in 2016:

Angola was the recent African country where Yellow Fever was active and being transmitted. Rwanda has a different set of requirements than Uganda regarding Yellow Fever Inoculation.

  • You do not need a Yellow Fever Vaccination if you are coming from a Yellow Fever non-endemic country and not continuing to Uganda for example.  If continuing to Uganda you will need to show proof of your Yellow Fever Vaccination at the Ugandan border.
  • If you are traveling to Rwanda and coming through a yellow fever endemic country you will need to show proof of the yellow fever vaccination.  This includes Uganda and Kenya but reaches as far as South American Countries.

While Rwanda is Yellow Fever free, following the current active outbreak of Yellow Fever in Angola and the documenting of imported cases some countries, the Rwandan Ministry of Health is implementing measures to prevent the import of Yellow Fever cases and therefore protect the health of residents and visitors.


Yellow Fever endemic countries: 

Angola, Argentina, Benin, Bolivia Plurinational, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Colombia, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, French Guiana, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Sudan, Suriname, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda, Venezuela

About Yellow Fever
World Health Organisation (WHO) describes Yellow fever as an acute viral hemorrhagic disease transmitted by infected mosquitoes. The “yellow” in the name refers to jaundice that affects some patients.

Signs and symptoms; fever, muscle pain with a prominent backache, headache, shivers, loss of appetite, and nausea or vomiting.


The reality for Safari Goers about Yellow Fever Certificate for Travelers:

A Yellow Fever Inoculation is good for a lifetime.  You are protected.  Both Uganda and Rwanda want to ensure the well-being of visitors.  Uganda is a leader in containing transmittable diseased in Africa.  This was shown again as to how quickly that they moved in the last Yellow Fever outbreak.  The situation was under control within weeks.

99 plus percent of visitors to either company return home without any health problems, especially those that stay in better lodges and hotels.