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Yellow fever

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Yellow fever

Hi travellers,

Based in the UK. My GP has said that we will need a certificate of a yellow fever vaccine to get into Antigua when we travel next month. However all the information I’m finding online says that you only need the proof of a vaccine when travelling from a country with a risk of yellow fever.

Don’t want to dispute that my GP is wrong, but would rather not take my 22 month old for unnecessary jabs if I don’t have to. Can anyone confirm? I suppose I need to go and get a second opinion. Anyone recently travelled from UK and needed a certificate?

Thanks in advance


6 replies to this topic
Destination Expert
for Nevis
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7,735 posts
9 reviews
1. Re: Yellow fever

You don’t need a yellow fever vaccination to travel from the UK to Antigua.

Royal Tunbridge...
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712 posts
2. Re: Yellow fever

Your doctor is wrong. In over 20 years travelling to islands in the Caribbean (including Antigua) we have never needed one.

Berkshire, United...
Destination Expert
for Prague, Bohemia
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3. Re: Yellow fever

I agree with the above posts, you don't need Yellow fever vaccination.

Warminster, United...
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260 reviews
4. Re: Yellow fever

…scot.nhs.uk/destinations/caribbean/antigua-… is the official website for travellers from the UK which shows you don't need it as others have said.

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31 reviews
5. Re: Yellow fever

Travelled every year for 23 yrs to Antigua .... Never been asked for any form of vaccination certificate.

Dorchester, United...
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42 reviews
6. Re: Yellow fever

I think you are going to have to bite the bullet and tell your doctor he is wrong. I have also wondered if he has searched incorrectly for Antigua Guatemala which several health sites suggest yellow fever vaccine for travellers.

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