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enter to india from ethiopia transit yellow fever

Old Jul 13, 16, 2:15 am
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enter to india from ethiopia transit yellow fever

im flying from south africa to delhi with ethiopian airlines.
I have a 3hr transit inaddis (not leaving airport)-do i need to have a yellow fever vac and show cert at delhi airport??

info online is confusing..

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Old Jul 13, 16, 7:02 am
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if you are not leaving the airport then i don't believe you require the vaccine....
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Old Jul 13, 16, 8:53 am
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Scroll down to "India" and you'll see there is an exemption for transit passengers and crew who don't leave the airport premises, but only if "the Health Officer agrees to such exemption."

http://www.who.int/ith/ITH_country_list.pdf
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Old Jul 13, 16, 7:30 pm
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thanks-i saw that but what does that actually mean?
how do we know when we arrive if the health officer will agree or not?
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Old Jul 14, 16, 1:43 am
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how do we know when we arrive if the health officer will agree or not?
You are making this more complicated than it needs to be. If you are asked where you are coming from, just say South Africa (which is true) and they will not ask you for any yellow fever certificate. If they ask what airline you were on, just say "Ethiopian but only transit at Addis airport" and they will let you go through.
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Old Jul 14, 16, 3:24 am
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Also the 'health officer' in DEL is usually a very disinterested person sitting at a desk making sure s/he has punched in so s/he gets paid at the end of the month. Even at the peak of swine flu and ebola they had set up their equipment and looked somewhere but not at the passengers.
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Old Jul 14, 16, 6:54 am
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Originally Posted by oliver2002 View Post
Also the 'health officer' in DEL is usually a very disinterested person sitting at a desk making sure s/he has punched in so s/he gets paid at the end of the month. Even at the peak of swine flu and ebola they had set up their equipment and looked somewhere but not at the passengers.
They were more active with SARS and MERS than with swine flu or Ebola. Other than that, the health checks have been mostly just a matter of letting people self-identify if they have issues. Most passengers who've flown from Europe to DEL via ET/ADD don't seem to have been asked for such a vaccination proof from what little I have observed.
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Old Jul 15, 16, 12:53 am
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thanks all!
some other countries dont have this transit exemption(eg thailand)

does this mean you wont be able to enter without a yellow fever cert?
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Old Jul 15, 16, 6:13 am
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Yellow Fever Rules for India

If you're white, you probably won't even be asked.

If you're black African, you'll be asked even if you came from somewhere else.

If you're Indian, it depends if they think they can tap you up for a bribe.
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