Singapore Electronic Arrival Card and Yellow Fever
Travelers to certain parts of South America and Africa are at risk for yellow fever. See the box below for specific information about the countries who need yellow fever vaccination certificate at the port of entry to Singapore.
Singapore Yellow Fever Requirments
Requirements: Required if traveling from a country with risk of YF virus transmission and ≥1 year of age, including transit >12 hours in an airport located in a country with risk of YF virus transmission.1 Recommendations: None
Nationals who must have yellow fever vaccination certificate
Nationals, residents, or foreign citizens that have entered any of the following countries a maximum of six (6) days prior to their arrival in Singapore must have a yellow fever vaccination certificate at the port of entry to Singapore to comply with International Health Regulations: Angola, Argentina, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Colombia, Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, French Guiana, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Suriname, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda, and Venezuela
Who Yellow Fever
Yellow fever is an acute viral haemorrhagic disease transmitted by infected mosquitoes. The "yellow" in the name refers to the jaundice that affects some patients. Symptoms of yellow fever include fever, headache, jaundice, muscle pain, nausea, vomiting and fatigue. Ream More
What is yellow fever by CDC?
Yellow fever is a disease caused by a virus that is spread through mosquito bites. Symptoms take 3–6 days to develop and include fever, chills, headache, backache, and muscle aches. About 15% of people who get yellow fever develop serious illness that can lead to bleeding, shock, organ failure, and sometimes death.
yellow fever Symptoms
The majority of people infected with yellow fever virus will either not have symptoms, or have mild symptoms and completely recover.
For people who develop symptoms, the time from infection until illness is typically 3 to 6 days.
Because there is a risk of severe disease, all people who develop symptoms of yellow fever after traveling to or living in an area at risk for the virus should see their healthcare provider. Once you have been infected, you are likely to be protected from future infections.
Most people will not have symptoms.
Some people will develop yellow fever illness with initial symptoms including:
Sudden onset of fever
General body aches
Fatigue (feeling tired)
Most people with the initial symptoms improve within one week.
For some people who recover, weakness and fatigue (feeling tired) might last several months.
A few people will develop a more severe form of the disease.
For 1 out of 7 people who have the initial symptoms, there will be a brief remission (a time you feel better) that may last only a few hours or for a day, followed by a more severe form of the disease.
Severe symptoms include:
Yellow skin (jaundice)
Severe yellow fever disease can be deadly. If you develop any of these symptoms, see a healthcare provider immediately.
Among those who develop severe disease, 30-60% die.
Yellow fever infection is diagnosed based on laboratory testing, a person’s symptoms, and travel history.
There is no medicine to treat or cure infection from yellow fever.
Rest, drink fluids, and use pain relievers and medication to reduce fever and relieve aching.
Avoid certain medications, such as aspirin or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, for example ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), or naproxen (Aleve), which may increase the risk of bleeding.
People with severe symptoms of yellow fever infection should be hospitalized for close observation and supportive care.
If after returning from travel you have symptoms of yellow fever (usually about a week after being bitten by an infected mosquito), https://www.cdc.gov/yellowfever/prevention/index.html protect yourself from mosquito bites for up to 5 days after symptoms begin. This will help prevent spreading yellow fever to uninfected mosquitoes that can spread the virus to other people.