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Subject: What Is The Yellow Fever Certificate In Costa Rica?
(Posted on Jan 29, 2014 at 02:58PM )

yellow fever immunization costa ricaYellow Fever has been eradicated from Costa Rica. This was no easy feat. The disease - which targets the body with a series of debilitating symptoms and hemorrhages - thrives in tropical climates and it’s transmitted through mosquitoes, which breed in high numbers along the Central Pacific.

Through intense medical efforts, however, the disease has been contained and travelers no longer need to fear it. They can instead move freely throughout Los Suenos, Jaco and Manuel Antonio - as long as they haven’t been in countries where yellow fever is still rampant.

Globe-trotters will have to prove their health before entering Costa Rica. If they’ve visited any of the following countries a yellow-fever immunization certificate will be required: Angola, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ecuador, French Guyana, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Peru, Sierra Leone, Sudan and Venezuela.

These countries experience yellow fever outbreaks annually. Costa Rica will not, therefore, allow travelers from these locations to cross the border if they haven’t been properly immunized. The risk is too great.

Contact Costa Rica Vacation to learn if a vaccination certificate is needed. Ask us also about our accommodations, charter tours and family packages.
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