Yellow Fevor Vaccine Panama Requirements
The following is a translation of the Press Release issued by the Panamanian Ministry of Foreign Relations. The release was translated by http://www.panama-guide.com. Click the read more link on this article to see the full list of countries affected. ************* Begin Press Release *************** * Official notice from the Ministry of Foreign Relations * 09 /29 /2008 * The Ministry of Foreign Relations wishes to communicate to the citizens in general, airlines, travel agencies, tour operators, and anyone else who might be interested that, in coordination with competent governmental institutions, it has been decided to establish a moratorium of one month on the application of the new requirement for vaccination against yellow fever for all people wishing to enter the Panamanian national territory, coming from the countries considered in risk of transmission of this disease by the World Health Organization.
* Also the vaccine is necessary for all the nationals or residents in Panama who wish to travel to the countries of transmission risk.
* Consequently, this release is to inform everyone that the measure requiring application of the vaccine against Yellow Fever will enter into force effective on 1 November 2008.
* A traveler is considered to be entering the national territory even of they only leave the airport or port facility for a few hours.
* The vaccine, in order for it to be effective, must have been applied at least ten days prior to the date of entering into Panama.
* The Ministry of Health will publish in the local news media a list of countries that are considered at risk of transmission of Yellow Fever, as well as the places and schedules of vaccination for the people need who it.
* The National Government recognizes that these requirements might cause some inconveniences but remembers the extraordinary importance of preventing the reemergence of Yellow Fever and of preserving the health of the Panamanian population.
* Panama, 29 of September of 2008.
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Here is the list of countries from the World Health Organization list:
Central African Republic
Sao Tome & Principe
Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
Trinidad & Tobago