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Mumbai port authority introduces mandatory Yellow Fever precautions

MUMBAI Port Health Authority has announced that ships that have called at ports in countries where Yellow Fever is endemic within 30 days from the date of departure will be labelled"suspect vessels" and will be subject to Indian port health rules.

Mumbai port authority introduces mandatory Yellow Fever precautions
02 August 2015 - 19:22

Mumbai port authority introduces mandatory Yellow Fever precautions

MUMBAI Port Health Authority has announced that ships that have called at ports in countries where Yellow Fever is endemic within 30 days from the date of departure will be labelled"suspect vessels" and will be subject to Indian port health rules.

Any person arriving from these countries within six days of the date of departure will be required to produce a valid Yellow Fever vaccination certificate. Those unable to produce such a certificate will be quarantined until the end of the six days from the time of departure. 

The countries considered Yellow Fever endemic in Africa are: Angola, Benin, Burkino Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African republic, Chad, Congo, Ivory Coast, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, South Sudan, Togo and Uganda. 

And in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Gyana, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Surinam, Trinidad & Tobago and Venezuela. 

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