Yellow Fever Vaccination: Zambia - South Africa
Yellow Fever Vaccination: Zambia – South Africa
Zambia and South Africa have resolved the stand-off which demanded Zambians to carry yellow fever certificates on entry to that country, as reported by a state broadcaster last week.
The Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) reported that all Zambian bound travellers on transit in South Africa will no longer be required to produce a yellow fever card certification within twelve hours of being in South Africa.
“South Africa has agreed to give Zambian bound travellers up to twelve hours, in which they will not be required to produce yellow fever cards,” Zambia Health minister Joseph Kasonde told the broadcaster.
It reported that the move came after a closed door meeting between health ministers of both southern African nations.
Dr Kasonde was quoted as saying delegates to the United Nations World Tourism Organisation-UNWTO General Assembly, which will be co-hosted in August by Zambia and Zimbabwe will also be free from yellow fever control within twelve hours of being in South Africa.
Zambia and South Africa have had the issue outstanding for several months, so this is good news that the matter has been resolved.
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