Yellow Fever

  • Requirements: Required if arriving from Angola, Brazil, Democratic Republic of the Congo, or Uganda and ≥1 year of age and for travelers who have transited >12 hours in an airport located in a country with risk of YF virus transmission. 1
  • Recommendations:
  • Recommended for all travelers ≥9 months of age except as mentioned below.
  • Generally not recommended for travelers to the cities of Barranquilla, Cali, Cartagena, and Medellín (Map 2-9).
  • Not recommended for travelers whose itineraries are limited to all areas >2,300 m (7,546 ft) in elevation, the department of San Andrès y Providencia, and the capital city of Bogotá.


  • Areas with malaria: All areas <1,700 m (5,577 ft). None in Bogotá, Cartagena, and Medellín. (Map 2-10).
  • Drug resistance 3: Chloroquine.
  • Malaria species: P. falciparum 50%, P. vivax 50%.
  • Recommended chemoprophylaxis: Atovaquone-proguanil, doxycycline, mefloquine, or tafenoquine. 4
Map 2-9. Yellow fever vaccine recommendations in Colombia 1
Map 2-9. Yellow fever vaccine recommendations in Colombia1
1, 2 See footnotes
Map 2-10. Malaria in Colombia
Map 2-10. Malaria in Colombia