The South African Department of Health has officially lifted the requirement that yellow fever vaccinations are needed to travel between Zambia and South Africa.
After being declared a yellow fever free zone by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in January, the South African health department has now announced that travellers no longer need to obtain certification of vaccination.
The decision was made official at the World Health Assembly on Friday 30th January in Geneva, following the confirmation by the WHO that Zambia has a low yellow fever potential exposure status.
This is great news for travellers as they will be able to cross from South Africa to Zambia and visit Victoria Falls – one of the Seven Wonders of the World, without the requirement of the vaccination.
Ms. Emmanuelle Moneger, General Manager of The Royal Livingstone Hotel, comments:
“We are delighted that the Department of Health have officially announced that travellers no longer need the yellow fever vaccination. We feel that this factor deterred many of our visitors to be able to cross from Zambia to South Africa and get the chance to visit the breathtaking Victoria Falls and enjoy a truly unforgettable experience. We hope that we will see many more tourists and guests crossing over both sides of these beautiful destinations, now that Zambia is yellow fever free.”
About The Royal Livingstone: The Royal Livingstone Hotel perches on the forested banks of the Zambezi River in Zambia, upstream of the mighty Victoria Falls to which Royal Livingstone guests have their own private entrance. With their own personal butlers, guests experience sophistication and sheer opulence as well as the elegance and luxury of an earlier bygone era. With 173 luxury rooms including 4 suites, The Royal Livingstone offers magnificent sundecks overlooking the River Zambezi and fine dining in the restaurant or on the long veranda overlooking the gardens.
Operated by Sun International, the SUNLUX Collection comprises 3 luxury hotels, located in South Africa and Zambia. The properties are positioned in a ‘Golden Triangle’ that links Cape Town’s landmark The Table Bay Hotel, the exclusive Palace of the Lost City in Sun City and Zambia’s Royal Livingstone Hotel, with its own private entrance to the stunning Victoria Falls. The Collection is complemented by its newest property, the design-led Maslow Hotel in Johannesburg.
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