Under current Quarantine Regulations people entering Australia are required to provide a certificate showing proof of vaccination against yellow fever (YF) if they have travelled to a YF declared place in the last six days and stayed overnight or longer in the YF declared place.
The Department of Health and Ageing has undertaken a policy review of YF entry requirements and has found that the risk level of the disease spreading in Australia as a result of the entry of an infected traveller is sufficient to continue the vaccine entry requirement. In line with World Health Organisation recommendations the list of countries has been amended under the Quarantine (Declared Places –– Yellow Fever) Declaration 2012 effective from 1 November 2012.
The updated list adds South Sudan to, and removes Sao Tome & Principe, Somalia, Tanzania and Tobago from, Australia’s list of YF declared places. It must be noted that this applies to Australian entry requirements only. Every nation has its own requirements which may, and frequently do, differ from these and travellers must adhere to the requirements of the country of destination, Information may be available from the appropriate Consulate or in consultation with Travel Doctor- TMVC Medical advisors.