Yellow Fever Vaccination

Vaccination Guide

  • Yellow Fever Vaccination should be done before 10 days of your arrival in high virus area. 10 days after the shot, the antibody will build 99% efficacy for next 10 years.
  • Yellow Fever vaccination is required for travelling to Africa and South America.
  • You can be asked to show ‘the certificate of internationally authorized vaccination’ at your entry.
    (You should show ‘the certificate of vaccination exemption’ in case you should avoid vaccination in your departure.)
  • The certificate of vaccination issued should be kept in your passport.

Precautions after vaccination

  • No alcohol for at least 3 days.
  • No sauna or bathing (but take a shower)
  • After 3-14 days, you might have light fever, headache, body ache, pain in the shot area. Please call the vaccination center if you have allergic reactions such as continual vomiting, rash, numbness, serious headache, short of breath, convulsion, comatose, acidosis, liver or myocytolysis, lymphocyte, thrombocytopenia, renal failure, etc.)

Avoid vaccination in case of following:

  • Babies under 9 months old or pregnant women
  • Those that are allergic to eggs and gelatin
  • Those that currently have rash or high fever over 38C.
  • Those that have thymus disease, AIDS, or Congenital IDS
    * For HIV patients, vaccination is occasionally possible according to the doctor’s direction
  • Those with anaphylactic reaction

진단 및 처방

  • Diagnosis and treatment: Two weeks before the visit to Africa, you must receive vaccinations or preventives according to your visiting nations (Insurance doesn’t apply)
  • Please take preventives before, during, and after your visit according to the physician’s direction.
Before visit
After visit
1~2 Weeks
4 Weeks
1~2 Weeks
4 Weeks
1~2 Weeks
4 Weeks
1~2 Days
4 Weeks
1~2 Days
7 Days
1~2 Days
7 Days


  • The dry and wet season irregularly come by turns in a year.
  • In the wet season, it rains heavily for an hour in the morning and stops. There are squalls that bring heavy rainstorms and strong winds, which is like Typhoons in Korea. However, because of abnormal weather conditions, two seasons come irregularly.
  • The year’s end brings a dry season and it is rather warm at night, but we have ideal temperature all year around. It goes up to 30C during the day, but it is cool under the shade.
  • It feels like the fall season in Korea. It can go down pretty cold in a cloudy day. Then you need long sleeve shirts or a sweater.

Clothes to bring:

  • You would be wise to protect yourself from the UV rays that are very damaging in Uganda.
  • Temperature difference between day and night is great 10-15 C. Prepare long sleeve shirts, sweaters, jackets for going out at night.
  • Also prepare a raincoat for frequent rain showers and squalls.
  • Before departure, exchange your money into US Dollars (bills issued after 2010)
  • Better exchange more than $50 into Ugandan shilling; less than $20 exchange is impractical.
  • Make sure you have $100 in your entry to Uganda for issuing Visa.
  • Prepare $100 for issuing Visas for three East African countries; Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda in case you would like to visit.
  • Upon arrival in Uganda, exchange your dollars into Uganda shilling at any bank or money change booth.


  • Sunglasses to protect your eyes from UV rays

Personal Medications

  • Painkillers, digestive aids, allergy medicine, etc.

Plug Adapter

Mosquito-repellent incense, mat, or coil

Living Cost

  • US 1$ = USH 3650 (as of June 2019)
  • About price of basic everyday items
1 Apple
1,000 USH
1 Kg Cucumbers
3,000 USH
1 Mango
2,000 USH
1Kg Tomatoes
4,000 USH
500m Cokel
1,500 USH
2L Coke
4,000 USH
1Kg Bread
4,500 USH
Strawberry Jam
8,000 USH