South Africa -Yellow Fever Certificate

Reminder of recent health related amendments for entry into South Africa

South Africa Entry Requirements – Yellow Fever

Travellers must supply a yellow fever certificate issued at least 10 days before arrival in South Africa if you have travelled from a country with yellow fever. This includes when entry is solely to transit through a South African airport. If you do not have a valid certificate, you will be denied entry to South Africa. .

As of 1 October 2011, a yellow fever vaccination certificate is required from travellers over 1 year of age arriving from the following countries considered as having risk of yellow fever transmission:


Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia.


Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela.