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Hi there,

My Partner and i are travelling to peru over christmas this year we will only be visiting lima, cusco and machu pichu do we

a) need any vaccinations for these parts of peru and

b) need to show proof of vaccination for yellow fever on returning to North America ( NEW YORK).

From my research i have found we should be fine going into peru without the yellow fever injection but may have trouble entering new york afterwards??

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1. Re: vaccinations

a) There are several vaccinations recommended but nothing required. Have your doctor recommend a travel clinic if you want more info or see the CDC web page. And if you are going to see a doctor, do it ASAP as some vaccinations take a few weeks to become effective.


b)No, you won't be checked. At least when we returned from Peru to Chicago last year, no one asked.

Lima, Lima, Peru
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2. Re: vaccinations

For Cuzco, yellow fever vaccine is not required, only if you go to the jungle area. You can check the required vaccines here: …cdc.gov/travel/…peru

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3. Re: vaccinations

A clarification: no vaccination is REQUIRED, but simply recommended.

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4. Re: vaccinations

General recommendations: be current on all standard US vaccinations, like polio, tetanus & flu shot. Add typhoid & hepatitis A for more protection. As others have stated, these are only recommendations, not requirements.

No vaccinations are required for the areas you will be visiting, and no requirements to show proof of vaccination for re-entry into the US. In fact, no requirements for US citizens.

I believe Australians have to show proof of YF vaccine upon re-entry to Oz from Peru, regardless of where in Peru they visited, but not necessary for the US.

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5. Re: vaccinations

Not a problem, going to the US, however read your own country's requirements.


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6. Re: vaccinations

hep A (and Hep B if you can afford it) is a good choice for travel almost anywhere except maybe Northern Europe and the US/Canada (this per the CDC), and its a good idea even there, as you can get hep A easily.

The vac lasts a long time also.

Hep A I think used to be NOT effective immediately,

Edited: 28 November 2013, 12:59
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7. Re: vaccinations

Great! thankyou all for your help - much appreciated :)

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