VACUNACIÓN DE FIEBRE AMARILLA
Queen Beatrix International Airport – Aruba·Tuesday, February 20, 2018
At the suggestion and guidelines of the World Health Organization and the International Health Regulations, the Ministry of Health of Aruba established that, as of March 1, 2018, the requirement for the Yellow Fever Vaccine proven by an International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis (ICVP), also known as the Yellow Book, will enter into force for all passengers entering the island from endemic areas. For this reason, we would like to communicate the following:
-The vaccine is mandatory for all passengers arriving from the Central American, Latin American and African (high risk) countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil, Venezuela, Paraguay, Panama, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Sudan, Togo and Uganda. It should be noted that this measure does not apply to passengers from Chile and Uruguay, countries that are not considered at high risk for Yellow Fever transmission.
In order to be valid, the vaccine must be applied at least 10 days before the trip. That is, visitors must be vaccinated at least 10 days before entering the island territory. It is important to keep in mind that if the passenger has been vaccinated before, even if it has been more than 10 years, and still keeps his yellow fever vaccination document (ICVP), he should not be re-vaccinated. Similarly, if the visitor has lost his or her certificate of vaccination, he/she must re-vaccinate. The latter of which does not entail any additional risk of side effects.
The yellow book (ICVP) must be presented to the immigration officers of the Department of Immigration, Security and Alarm of Aruba (IASA).