Health Public Advisory – Yellow Fever – Update

Persons travelling from the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago are advised to carry their International Immunization Card with proof of the Yellow Fever vaccination when travelling to:

  • Caribbean Countries
  • Latin American Countries
  • African Countries
  • Asian countries

Effective Wednesday June 22nd, 2016, booster doses or re-vaccination for Yellow Fever will no longer be required. One dose of the Yellow Fever Vaccine will be valid for travel regardless of when the vaccine was given. The International Immunization Card will still be required. In the event that a person has never been immunized for Yellow Fever, it is advised to get the vaccine at least 10 days prior to travelling.

Persons who are travelling to the aforementioned countries are advised to visit their County Medical Offices of Health within TWO WEEKS prior to departure from Trinidad and Tobago with the following:

  • Proof of travel
  • Proof of Yellow Fever immunization

International Immunization Cards will be processed within two business days.

Points to Note:

  • Travel to North America and Europe
    Neither the Yellow Fever Vaccination nor the International Immunization Card is required for travel to North American and European Countries e.g. the United States of America, Canada and England.
  • Yellow Fever Vaccination Exemption
    Some persons may be exempt from the Yellow Fever vaccine; such persons may obtain an exemption letter from the County Medical Officers of Health.

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The American Citizens Services Unit recommends that you to register for the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program at Once registered, as a U.S. citizen residing outside of the United States, you can:

  • Receive important information from the Embassy about safety conditions in your destination country, helping you make informed decisions about your travel plans.
  • Help the U.S. Embassy contact you in an emergency, whether natural disaster, civil unrest, or family emergency.
  • Help family and friends get in touch with you in an emergency.

Regularly monitor the State Department’s Website, where you will find the most current Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and the Worldwide Caution. Read the Country Specific Information for Trinidad and Tobago. For additional information, refer to “A Safe Trip Abroad” on the State Department’s Web site.