Dec 23, 11, 1:48 pm
Hello friends, i would be traveling to Zambia in the next 10 days. MUMBAI - Nairobi- Ndola from Kenya airways. There is a flight change from nairobi.
The flight time difference from nairobi to ndola is 4 hours. i.e i ll have to w8 at the airport for around 4 hours. the flight stops at Lubumbashi (Democratic Republic of Congo) before arriving at ndola.
How many days before traveling to Zambia do i need a yellow fever vaccination?
is there any specific requirement of any countries above that u need to take the vaccination atleast 10 days before?
I heard Kenya requires yellow fever vaccination certificate.
Dec 23, 11, 6:28 pm
Welcome to FlyerTalk!
One thing you will find out - this is such a large and active community it is likely questions have been answered before, so learning how to use Search will advance your cause significantly. This thread: Using the Search Feature on FlyerTalk: The Definitive Thread (http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/technical-issues/676224-using-search-feature-flyertalk-definitive-thread.html) is a huge tool.
I'd also suggest you can find the proper answer (from medically qualified sources) by using the links in this post <link (http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/africa/1284467-yellow-fever-vaccine-only-thing-required.html#post17572181)>.
I hope your time on FlyerTalk will be as enjoyable and rewarding as mine has been.
Dec 23, 11, 9:35 pm
At the first instance, I had searched the forums, did not get a specific answer to my query.
So i created this post.
Dec 26, 11, 11:05 am
From the links provided in the referenced post, it seems like the authorities are likely to allow you passage even if you had the yellow fever stick the same day (or they would have to quarantine you for ten days if you received it on landing).
The issue is that, if you are arriving from a yellow fever area, such as Kenya, you may be asked for proof of vaccination to assure you are not bringing yellow fever into the country. And sometimes, it can be political - "Country A" imposes the requirement on "Country B" in retaliation of "Country B's" import duties on "Country A's" chickens, say.
The WHO, for example, states, in the International travel and health book, viewable or downloadable here (http://www.who.int/ith/en/):
Country requirement: a yellow fever vaccination
certificate is required from travellers over 1 year
of age arriving from countries with risk of yellow
Yellow fever vaccine recommendation: yes
Recommended for all travellers aged 9 months or
over, except as mentioned below.
Generally not recommended1 for travellers whose
itineraries are limited to the following areas:
the entire North Eastern Province; the states of
Kilifi, Kwale, Lamu, Malindi and Tanariver in the
Coastal Province; and the cities of Nairobi and
Country requirement: no
Yellow fever vaccine recommendation: in general,
Generally not recommended1 for travellers going
to the following areas: the entire North West and
Not recommended in all other areas not listed
For medical advice, I would go farther than FlyerTalk and go to the health authorities. For yellow fever, I always get my stick, every ten years, because I do not like surprises - e.g. arriving at a country with new requirements that may not have been published to the web yet.