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1. Posted by brianog (Budding Member 9 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

in mexico city at the minute travelling to peru and around south america next week. I have not been vaccinated for yellow fever etc... is it possible to get into the country and get vaccinated there as there is a clinic in lima. please someone help....

2. Posted by i c e (Full Member 326 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

I know last year when I looked into it we Had to get them. For sure for Brazil. I Think Every country is different. I would deffenately get them. If you can. Another problem would be getting out. I heard you cannot leave brazil to the US unless you can prove your vaccination. Not positive this is accurate.

Pura Vida, hope this helps.


3. Posted by tricky (Respected Member 323 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Last year I arrived in Rio from the UK via the USA. Nobody asked for my yellow fever. Then proceded to spend 6 months traveling to (in order) Argentina, Uruguay, Argentina, Chile, Argentina, Bolivia and then finally Peru, and home via the USA.

I was NEVER asked for proof of vaccination. I would recomend it but I doubt you will be asked.

4. Posted by AndyB24 (Respected Member 167 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

You will have no problems getting into peru without the vaccinations, didn't get asked moving between countries in south america, but did get asked upon returning home to australia. There are certain regions that are on the list. parts of colombia, bolivia, brazil and argentina is what I was asked last year, but I believe it changes with seasons/outbreak areas.

There are doctors in lima that your hostel will be able to recommend, hopefully they will be able to help you out.


5. Posted by marcelkers (Budding Member 45 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

The only place in all of south america where they have asked my YF vac was arriving in Brazil at Corumba (Pantanal), but not even any other brazilian border, not even during the YF outbreak in parts of Brazil beginning of this year (2008)

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