Under international health regulations adopted by the World Health Organization, a country may require international certificates of vaccination against Yellow Fever and Cholera. Typhoid vaccinations are not required for international travel, but are recommended for areas where there is a risk of contagion. Smallpox vaccinations are no longer given. Check your health care records and make sure your Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Polio, Diphtheria, Tetanus immunizations are up-to-date. Medication to deter malaria and other preventative measures are advisable for certain areas. No immunizations are needed to return to the United States. Some counties are now requiring visitor be tested for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) before they can enter that country.
Internet Reference Site
To know more about international travel considerations, please visit http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis_pa_tw_1168.html.
In this module, we have covered the following:
Travel documentation including passport information and health and travel insurance
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