|YELLOW FEVER VACCINATION REQUIREMENT FOR TRAVELERS ACROSS FRONTIERS OF GHANA|
YELLOW FEVER VACCINATION REQUIREMENT FOR TRAVELERS ACROSS FRONTIERS OF GHANA
The Embassy of Ghana in The Hague wishes to bring to the attention of prospective travelers across the frontiers of Ghana the following policy of the Ghana Ministry of Health regarding yellow fever:
Travelers above nine (9) months old coming (into or leaving Ghana) from countries with risk of Yellow fever transmission are required to have been vaccinated against Yellow fever at least ten (10) days before and where already vaccinated the duration of vaccination status of not more than ten years before entering Ghana. This also applies to all travelers leaving Ghana.
The World Health Organization lists the following countries as being at risk for yellow fever transmission:
Africa:- Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad,
Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, The
Gambia, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, United Republic of Tanzania, Togo and Uganda.
South America:- Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guyana, Panama,
Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela.
Since Ghana is one of the countries at risk of Yellow fever transmission, it is recommended for travelers coming from countries with no risk of Yellow Fever transmission to have valid Yellow fever Vaccination Certificate or records indicating their protection against Yellow Fever.
(A person with valid Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate is defined as one who has been vaccinated against Yellow fever at least ten (10) days before and where already vaccinated the duration of vaccination status of not more than ten years before entering or leaving Ghana).
Details on Yellow Fever Vaccination in Ghana for International Travel
Points of Entry (PoE)
Port Health staff will carry out the following at all Points of Entry (PoE):
Travelers to and from Ghana will have their travel certificates inspected with respect to Yellow Fever vaccination in accordance with Article 36 (Certification of Vaccination or other prophylaxis), Annex 6 (Vaccination, prophylaxis and related certificates) and Annex 7 (Requirement concerning vaccination or prophylaxis for specific diseases) of the International Health Regulations IHR 2005. Travelers from Yellow Fever risk countries must have valid Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificates.
Vaccinations at PoE
This will become necessary under the following conditions: