Overseas travel exposes you to wonderful new experiences, but it can also expose you to potentially serious health risks. Below are links to information about protecting yourself when travelling overseas and current health warnings and information for overseas travellers.
General travel health information
- Travel Health Information
- Information on vaccines - Immunise Australia
- Travel Clinics Australia
Current travel health alerts for overseas travellers
Australia’s Vaccination Entry Requirements
Yellow fever is a viral disease that is transmitted by mosquitoes which can lead to serious illness and even death. With few exceptions, vaccination is recommended for all travellers to countries or areas where there is a risk of yellow fever transmission. The yellow fever vaccine not only protects against yellow fever, but is a requirement of entry into some countries. Travellers to yellow fever risk countries within Africa, South America and Central America should be aware of the risk and the entry requirements of each country they intend to visit.
Upon return to Australia from a yellow fever risk country, travellers may be required to present a valid International Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate to Australian Border Force Officers. Vaccination is recommended at least 10 days before departure to risk countries.
- Yellow Fever Information, Entry Requirements and risk countries and areas
- Information for health professionals
- Information for yellow fever vaccination centres
- Vaccination requirements for other countries: Smartraveller
- Information on yellow fever vaccine - Immunise Australia