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Yellow fever and visas!

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Yellow fever and visas!

Hi - booked first time to Kenya with my two sons 17 and 12 - staying at Southern Palms end of July (plus safari). Can anyone advise me whether we need Yellow Fever jabs? Have looked everywhere and keep getting conflicting reports - we are up to date on all other jabs - and am happy to take malaria tablets - just the Yellow Fever minefield. Also - should be get our visas before we go - or easier when we arrive? Thanks

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1. Re: Yellow fever and visas!

If you are travelling to Kenya direct from the UK, YF is advisory but not compulsory. It does last for 10 years though so you might as well get the protection.

Visas - only ever get them on arrival. Download the visa form and fill it out in advance. On arrival present the form, $50 bill and passport to the immigration official. He takes your photo, stamps your passport and you are on your way. Going through Nairobi a few weeks ago it was all done in a matter of minutes, no queues.

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2. Re: Yellow fever and visas!

Hi, As stated, YF not needed, but is advised. If you are going out of Kenya, to say to Tanzania, Zambia, SA or Malawi,or places like India, up to the next 12 months, then a YF cert will almost certainly be required for these countries for entry, as you have been in a WHO classified YF country. Uder WHO regulations any country is permitted to require YF vac from a person travelling fron a YF designated country, which Kenya is. How strictly the regs are applied often depends on the mood of the day.

As a side note, the Vaccine is prepared using eggs, so anyone with an egg allergy should seek medical advice.

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3. Re: Yellow fever and visas!

Thank you so much - this is very useful. Sure I will be back to the forum nearer the time with lots more questions. Thank you again.

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4. Re: Yellow fever and visas!

Well check out this website..It has all the information on what is required.....http://wwwn.cdc.gov/travel/..hope you find it useful.

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5. Re: Yellow fever and visas!

Hi all

If you are a South African (or entering SA after your Kenian stay), you will not need yellow fever jabs to get INTO Kenya, but you will not be allowed to enter back INTO South Africa without it! There is a private clinic at Johannesburg airport (OR Tambo) where it is done for those who need it on entering, but it costs an arm and a leg (about R500 per person) so best have it done at your local GP at home before going. It is valid for several years.

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6. Re: Yellow fever and visas!

Strangely enough, Houtbaydiver, this is the one jab in the UK that is not administered by all GPs but in a more limited number of designated centers. The price is not cheap either R500 sounds like relatively good value from this end. It's about £40 - £60 over here.

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7. Re: Yellow fever and visas!

Hi Safarifriend - just shows you - and there we thought we were ripped off at the sirport clinic!

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