Virginia, US

Dec 06 2017

Yellow Fever Certificate Now Required for all Entrants


Executive Summary

Immigration authorities in Tanzania have confirmed that all travelers entering Tanzania must now present a yellow fever certificate. This requires travelers to be vaccinated at least 10 days prior to entry.

The situation

The Tanzania Airports Authority has published a rule requiring all travelers entering Tanzania to present a yellow fever certificate upon entry.

  • Impact. Obtaining a yellow fever certificate requires a vaccination at least 10 days prior to travel. This adds an extra step to the entry process for travelers who were previously not required to obtain this certificate.
  • Certificate details. Information on the certificate validity requirements, a sample certificate and other information is available on the Airports Authority website.
  • Consequences of noncompliance. Failure to present a yellow fever certificate may result in denial of entry or an order to undergo a yellow fever vaccination upon entry.



The World Health Organization requires travelers to present a yellow fever certificate to enter Tanzania only if they have visited a country at risk for yellow fever.

However, the Tanzanian Embassy in Praetoria and the Tanzanian immigration authorities have confirmed that all travelers are now subject to the stricter rule published by the Tanzania Airports Authority.

Fragomen will provide updates on this matter once the authorities release further information.

This alert is for informational purposes only. If you have any questions, please contact the global immigration professional with whom you work at Fragomen or send an email to