Thursday, January 16, 2014

New Requirement for travel to India: Mandatory Oral Polio Vaccine for all travellers

Please be informed that it is now a mandatory requirement to be vaccinated against polio before any travel to India.  

Following a press statement posted on their website, the Government of India has announced that all travellers from Kenya to India need to have completed a full course of vaccination against polio and are required to carry with them a written record of vaccination (patient-retained record) for polio, preferably using the IHR 2005 international certificate of vaccination or prophylaxis, from a hospital or center administering OPV, authorized by the Government of the Republic of Kenya.  

It is important to note that, the Polio Vaccine should have been administered at least six weeks before travel into India at an authorized Medical facility and supported with due documentation.

This requirement will be effective from 14th February 2014.


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