Yellow fever vaccination for South America
South America travellers: who wants to travel from Brazil to the countries of Bolivia, El Salvador, Cuba, Panama or Venezuela must prove a yellow fever vaccination when entering these countries. This also applies to travelers coming from Europe, provided they travel through Brazil. Airlines are assigning passengers who are not able to provide proof of vaccination – the traveler has to bear the costs himself.
The reason for the commitment to yellowfiber vaccination is the outbreak of this infectious disease in Brazil. In this respect, the yellow fever has also reached regions which were not affected at the end of last year, including areas in the states of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. According to the German Federal Foreign Office, vaccination is not required medically if only the cities of Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Salvador, Recife, Vitória and Fortaleza are visited. By the end of March, 574 people and 187 died of the infection.