Updated Yellow Fever Advisory From Jamaica

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The Ministry of Health in Jamaica is now advising Barbadians travelling to that country that they will not require a yellow fever vaccine certificate if they will be in transit for 12 hours or less through a country listed by the World Health Organisation as requiring proof of vaccination for entry.

Earlier this week, the Ministry of Health in Barbados advised travellers to Jamaica who were transiting through Trinidad and Tobago or Guyana that they would need to provide a yellow fever vaccine certificate to enter Jamaica.

In a statement sent to the Ministry today, the Jamaican authorities said: “Persons transiting through countries listed by the WHO as requiring yellow fever vaccinations will not be required to provide proof of vaccination if stay is for 12 hours or less.” It advised that this new instruction superseded and replaced all previous advisories.

It explained that only individuals travelling directly from countries listed on the WHO 2016 list of countries requiring yellow fever vaccines were required to provide proof of vaccination for entry. The Jamaican authorities further advised that anyone arriving from Angola, directly or indirectly, must provide proof of yellow fever vaccination.

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