- Authorities Are Closely Inspecting Travelers’ Vaccination Records, Denying Entry to Some
- March 7, 2012
- Law Firm: Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP - New York Office
South African health authorities are closely inspecting yellow fever vaccination certificates at ports of entry and have refused entry to some travelers after questioning the reliability or authenticity of their certificates, according to recent reports. In particular, Nigerian nationals traveling directly from their home country have been subject to heightened scrutiny.
South Africa requires foreign nationals who have traveled or intend to travel through an area where yellow fever is endemic to provide a valid vaccination certificate for the disease.
Travelers should check the validity of their vaccination records with local certificate-issuing authorities to reduce the risk of entry problems in South Africa.