Yellow fever is a viral disease, found in tropical regions of Africa and the Americas. It principally affects humans and monkeys, and is transmitted via the bite of Aëdes mosquitoes. It can produce devastating outbreaks, which can be prevented and controlled by mass vaccination campaigns.

Updated: 18 May 2017

The South African Department of Health would like to inform you of the amendments to the yellow fever vaccination policy for travellers coming from yellow fever risk countries ...

Measles Mass Campaign: Frequently Asked Questions

Updated: 19 September 2017

Travellers from Zambia; Tanzania; Eritrea; Somalia; Sao Tome and Principe will no longer be required to produce proof of the yellow fever certificate when coming to South Africa after they were included on the World Health Organization Low - risk yellow fever countries list.

Ebola viral disease: Frequently asked questions

Rabies - Frequently asked questions

Updated: 21 September 2017

Department of Health Travel advisory to prevent the importation of Ebola into South Africa

Official Islamic Medical Association of South Africa (Imasa) stance on vaccination

Updated: 19 October 2017


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Important Notice

You are advised to visit your general practice surgery or a travel medicine clinic at least 6 weeks before you travel. However, it is never too late to seek advice.

If you have a medical condition, you are advised to discuss the suitability of the trip before you book.


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