Destination news: No Yellow Fever in Rwanda


(eTN) – State media and tourism promoters have jointly pointed out that there are no known cases of yellow fever in Rwanda, following concerns being expressed by travelers after an outbreak in December in the northern part of Uganda. While that situation has been brought under control, queries have remained over travel advisories for visitors to Eastern Africa.

It is generally recommended, if not specifically required, to have a valid yellow fever inoculation certificate, when flying to or from countries with such infections. Specific details can be obtained via the tourist boards of the East African countries or under “travel health information” available on the web for the respective countries.

It should be noted, though, that yellow fever inoculation certificates only mature 10 days after the inoculation has taken place, so travelers should make early arrangements to get their shots.