Yellow fever vaccinations are no longer required for travel between Zambia and South Africa, the South African Department of Health has announced.
The requirement was lifted on Saturday with immediate effect. The decision was made at the World Health Assembly on Friday in Geneva.
The decision by SA’s health department comes after the World Health Organisation confirmed that Zambia had low yellow fever potential exposure status, which means travellers should not be required to carry a yellow fever vaccination certificate.
The requirement was bemoaned by the tourism industry, which suggested that it was putting travellers off the destination, especially because they could visit the Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe without having a vaccination.