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Yellow fever cert for transit through risk area en route to Guatemala?

Yellow fever cert for transit through risk area en route to Guatemala?

Old Mar 7, 18, 11:19 am
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Yellow fever cert for transit through risk area en route to Guatemala?

Guatemala requires proof of a yellow fever vaccine for travelers arriving from countries at risk of yellow fever. I don't live in an at-risk country, but had hoped to travel to Aurora International with a transfer and two hour layover in Bogota, Colombia. ... which is at risk.

Does anyone have experience with dealing with vaccination issues at Aurora International?
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Old Mar 8, 18, 6:42 am
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No experience with Aurora International, but I know stories of people who have gone to Machu Picchu (just outside the YF zone in Peru), gotten the "souvenir" MP stamp in their passport and then tried to fly to Ecuador and were refused admittance when the agent saw the MP stamp and insisted on a YF certificate. Just be very sure of any information you get for your situation, or get a YF vaccination (no big deal, I have it), which is now good for life.
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Old Mar 8, 18, 5:46 pm
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I'd just go ahead and get the yellow fever vaccination. It's not dirt cheap, but it's good for life as said above. And these days, you never know where some disease may suddenly emerge and become a travel issue.
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Old Mar 9, 18, 6:11 am
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Thanks for the feedback, rubesl and aquamarinesteph. I'll look for another travel route or consider a return trip to the doctor.
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Old Mar 12, 18, 8:24 am
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Originally Posted by rubesl View Post
...[snip]...gotten the "souvenir" MP stamp in their passport and then tried to fly to Ecuador and were refused admittance when the agent saw the MP stamp...[snip]...
Obviously not related to yellow fever as such, but what "stamp" to you mean? One arrives to Machu Picchu by train or on foot, and nobody has to stamp the passport. So, what exactly would anybody see in Ecuador?
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Old Mar 12, 18, 9:47 am
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Originally Posted by aquamarinesteph View Post
I'd just go ahead and get the yellow fever vaccination. It's not dirt cheap, but it's good for life as said above. And these days, you never know where some disease may suddenly emerge and become a travel issue.
Be aware that it is currently a pain in the tush to get a yellow fever shot. Rather than the 9000 locations where it was available, due to the shortage of the vaccine, it is now available at 250. Hopefully this will change late in 2018 when the new factory for the vaccine comes online.

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