(A) For entry into India:-
Any person, Foreigner or Indian, (excluding infants below six months of age) arriving by air or sea without a vaccination certificate of yellow fever will be liable for quarantine isolation for a period up to 6 days if you:
Arrive in India within 6 days of departure from an infected area.
Arrive by ship which has started from or transited at any port in a yellow fever affected country within 30 days of its arrival in India provided such ship has not been disinfected in accordance with the procedure laid down by the World Health Organisation (W.H.O.)
(B) For leaving India:-
There is no health check requirement by Indian Government on passengers leaving India.
Persons leaving for a yellow fever infected area are advised in their own interest to be in possession of valid yellow fever vaccination certificates before they leave the country. The Government of Guyana requires that all persons including diplomats travelling to that country from India to possess valid yellow fever and cholera inoculation certificates before they leave India.
An administrative arrangement for the health control of sea, air and land traffic exists between the Government of India and the Government of Bangladesh. It implies that if any aircraft or ship or land traffic from a third country arrives first at any airport or port or border checkpost in either of the agreement countries and then directly (without touching any other third country en route) reaches the second country of the agreement, all health checks will be completed in the country of first arrival and the travelers will be exempted from any further health check on arrival in the second country.
Persons exempted from production of vaccination certificate:
The under mentioned persons are exempted from production of yellow fever vaccination certificate:
Infants below the age of six months.
Crew and passengers of an aircraft transiting through an airport located in yellow fever infected area provided the Health Officer is satisfied that such persons remained within the airport premises during the period of stay.
Countries regarded as yellow fever infected
The following places are regarded as yellow fever endemic:
Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast (Cote D’Ivoire), Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan (South of 15 ° N), Togo, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia.
Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela, Panama.
A yellow fever vaccination certificate is valid only if it conforms to the model. The validity period of international certificate of vaccination or re-vaccination against yellow fever is 10 years, beginning 10 days after vaccination.
Foreign nationals residing or who have passed through the Yellow fever endemic countries during the preceding six days, are granted visas only after the production of vaccination certificate of Yellow Fever. After checking the vaccination certificate an entry read as "Valid Yellow fever Vaccination Certificate Checked" is made in the passport of the foreigner.
No immunisation against small pox or cholera is required.
Inoculation Centres for yellow fever: Palam Airport on Tue. & Thur. between 2 pm-4 pm, Ph: 5653408.
Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital on Wed. & Sat. between 11 am-12 noon, Ph: 3365525 and at the International Inoculations Centre, Town Hall, Parliament Street.