NOTIFICATION OF AUSTRALIA’S YELLOW FEVER VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS
On 1 August 2009 Australia’s yellow fever Vaccination requirements changed. Australia’s list of yellow fever declared places includes 24 new countries and the Misiones Province of Argentina. The list correlates with the World Health Organization’s list of yellow fever endemic countries and takes into account outbreaks of yellow fever in South America.
Yellow fever is a quarantinable disease under the Quarantine Act 1908. Australia requires any person over one year of age or older to hold an individual international yellow fever vaccination certificate if, within the six days prior to their arrival in Australia, they have stayed overnight or longer in a declared yellow fever infected country. For further information regarding Australia’s yellow fever vaccination requirements refer to the Department of Health and Ageing’s yellow fever fact sheet at the following link: