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Recommendation on Yellow Fever Vaccinations

Those who cannot show proof of vaccination may be denied entry to select National Parks

Don't risk being denied the opportunity to travel in Colombia. Per the recommendation of the US Embassy in Colombia, ICCB attendees (especially those who are citizens of the United States) should receive a Yellow Fever vaccination at least ten days prior to traveling in certain areas of Colombia. 

There have been no reported cases of Yellow Fever in Colombia this year, and Cartagena, Bogota and Medellin are not high risk areas for Yellow Fever. However, Brazil has experienced a large outbreak and some areas in Colombia are in at-risk zones. National Parks in those areas may deny entry to travelers who cannot show proof of vaccination for Yellow Fever. There is a public health campaign in Colombia to ensure that all residents have received the Yellow Fever vaccination. 

Since the vaccination is not mandatory, airlines cannot prevent you from traveling to Colombia. Learn more on the Yellow Fever Vaccination page of the U.S. Embassy in Colombia website. 

All ICCB attendees should consult their respective embassies in Colombia to learn about travel requirements to Colombia and with their doctors for health recommendations for traveling in tropical and developing countries.