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Reinstallation of Health Surveillance Desks at Tanzania borders

We have received notification from the Ministry of Health and Social welfare, that the ”Health Surveillance Desks” which were removed in 2001, have been reinstalled at all borders, ports and international airports of Tanzania.

As Tanzania is among the countries which are at risk of being infected by yellow fever, Health Officials have been instructed to deal with the control and prevention of YELLOW FEVER for international travellers coming
from infected countries.

The Yellow Fever endemic zone in Africa includes Senegal, Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Cote D’Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Nigeria, Mali, Niger, Chad, Central African Republic, Togo, Benin, Sao Tome and Principe, Cameroon, Gabon, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, United Republic of Tanzania, Angola, Zambia, Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Ethiopia, Somali, Sudan and Equatorial Guinea.

Other affected countries include Panama, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Brazil, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana and Bolivia.

At the Health Surveillance Desk, travellers entering Tanzania from one of the above mentioned countries, you must be able to provide proof of yellow fever vaccination.

What does this mean for passengers arriving at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)?

  • All travellers coming directly from Europe to JRO, e.g on a KLM flight, and did not cross an endemic country, will NOT need proof of Yellow fever Vaccination.
  • All travellers coming from Europe via or transitted through an endemic country e.g. on a ET flight via Addis and Nairobi, they WILL need a Yellow fever vaccination card.
  • Anyone arriving on any internation flight to NBO e.g. SN, BA, Swiss, KQ etc. and then using a charter plane or KQ/PW flight to JRO, they WILL need proof of Yellow fever vaccination.

Those who do not have yellow fever vaccination on arrival might be asked to get yellow fever vaccination at JRO airport at a cost of USD 50 per person. When arriving, all passengers are required to first go to the health desk before going to the immigration desk. No passport will be accepted at the immigration desk without having a stamp from the Health department.

January 19, 2008 at 12:28 pm Leave a comment


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