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Yellow fever? Brazil?

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1. Posted by jim_slates (Budding Member 12 posts) 7y

Hey guys,

Just been looking at the vaccanations needed for Brazil. I am up to date with all except yellow fever. Do you require a yellow fever certificate to get in and out of brazil? I am looking at flying to Rio.


2. Posted by way2goeh (Full Member 159 posts) 7y

You only need a yellow fever shot IF you go to the amazon, the pantanal and any nothern place, NOT the beaches. The north i mean the interior of whereever.

3. Posted by jim_slates (Budding Member 12 posts) 7y

Okay sounds good. So your daying I do not need a yellow fever certificate to get into and out of brazil?

4. Posted by Ofelia (Respected Member 142 posts) 7y

You do- techinically, at least. I've never been asked for it, my friends have not been asked for it, but I know one person who was asked for it. Generally, though, the border control doesn't seem to care, but maybe more importantly, yellow fever is a serious, life-threatening illness. I'd get a shot, regardless of if they ask for the actual certificate. Also, it then gives you the option of travelling into the amazon, or up north, if you change your mind. Plus you get a minimum of ten years protection against yellow fever, in case you travel to Brazil or other yellow fever areas again.

[ Edit: Edited on 02-Sep-2009, at 09:50 by Ofelia ]

5. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3715 posts) 7y

I've just had my yellow fever jab as I was advised it was needed for the Iguacu falls area, where I'll be visiting, and that in theory they could ask for it when entering Brazil. As Ofelia says, it's a life threatening disease so it's not worth the risk of not having it.