Yellow fever is a potentially fatal viral infection spread by mosquitoes but is NOT found in Australia.

IMPORTANT NOTE - If you are returning to Australia from a country where Yellow Fever occurs (See lists below) then you ARE required to present a yellow fever vaccination certificate. You may enter Australia without a vaccination certificate, however upon arrival Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Biosecurity officers will reinforce the seriousness of the disease and provide you with a Yellow Fever Action Card.

The card provides instructions on what an unvaccinated person should do if they develop any symptoms of yellow fever in the six-day period following their departure from a yellow fever declared place.  Read the Australian Government Yellow fever fact sheet for more info.


Australia’s list of yellow fever declared places includes 43 countries so if you travelled there in the past then you HAVE to show proof of a Yellow Fever vaccination:


Africa

Angola

Benin

Burkina Faso

Burundi

Cameroon

Central African Republic

Chad

Congo, Democratic Republic of the

Congo, Republic of the

Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)

Equatorial Guinea

Ethiopia

Gabon

Gambia

Ghana

Guinea

Guinea-Bissau

Kenya

Liberia

Mali

Mauritania

Niger

Nigeria

Rwanda

Senegal

Sierra Leone

South Sudan

Sudan

Togo

Uganda


South America & Central America

Argentina – Misiones Province

Bolivia

Brazil

Colombia

Ecuador excluding Galapagos Islands

French Guiana

Guyana

Panama

Paraguay

Peru

Suriname

Trinidad

Venezuela