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Caribbean Airlines issues vaccination advisory to customers

Published:Wednesday | June 29, 2016 | 2:20 PM

Caribbean Airlines is advising its customers to ensure they are informed about the vaccination requirements of the countries to which they are travelling.

Head of Corporate Communications, Dionne Ligoure says to ensure an uninterrupted travel experience, Caribbean Airlines is recommending that all persons intending to travel should ensure that their vaccinations are up to date.

Ligoure says persons travelling are advised to carry their International Immunization Card with proof of the Yellow Fever and other vaccinations when travelling to countries in the Caribbean, Latin America, African and Asia.

The advisory follows this week's decision by Jamaican authorities to deny entry to nine people as they could not prove that they were vaccinated against the yellow fever virus.

Five of those persons had arrived on a Caribbean Airlines flight.

Following a recent rise in disease in parts of Africa and South and Central America, the Health Ministry said travellers from yellow fever-endemic countries and those currently experiencing active transmission should show proof of Yellow Fever vaccination.