The information on these pages should be used to research health risks and to inform the pre-travel consultation.For advice regarding safety and security please check the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) website.All travellers should take care with personal, food and water hygiene.
Yellow fever in brief Map provided by the Travelers’ Health Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Current as of September 2014.
This map, which aligns with recommendations also published by the World Health Organization (WHO), is an updated version of the 2010 map created by the Informal WHO Working Group on the Geographic Risk of Yellow Fever.1.
This vaccine is only available at registered yellow fever vaccination centres.
Health professionals should carefully assess the risks and benefits of the vaccine, and seek specialist advice if necessary.
All travellers should ensure they have adequate travel health insurance.
A list of useful resources including advice on how to reduce the risk of certain health problems is available below.
These vaccinations include for example measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine and diphtheria-tetanus-polio vaccine.
Those who may be at increased risk of an infectious disease due to their work, lifestyle choice, or certain underlying health problems should be up to date with additional recommended vaccines.
While most travellers have a healthy and safe trip, there are some risks that are relevant to travellers regardless of destination.
These may for example include road traffic and other accidents, diseases transmitted by insects or ticks, diseases transmitted by contaminated food and water, sexually transmitted infections, or health issues related to the heat or cold.
For travellers further details, if required, should be sought from their healthcare professional.