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Yellow fever is a viral disease, which is present in other countries specifically in South America and Africa with its mild symptoms of vomiting, headache, muscle pains, and fever. Moreover, the yellow card is a certification or serves as an International Certificate of Vaccination to protect any individual from Yellow Fever before entering the affected countries.

Yellow Card or Yellow Fever Vaccination Card
Yellow Card in the Philippines

If you plan to visit any countries listed below, you better get a yellow card in the Philippines:

  • Africa: Angola, Uganda, Guinea, Liberia, Kenya, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania, Rwanda, and the list go on. 
  • South America: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Panama, Peru, Venezuela, and the list go on.

To ensure you will be able to get the yellow card in the Philippines and yellow fever vaccination, you should not be pregnant, you haven’t taken any alcoholic beverages within 24 hours and no vaccination acquired for the past seven days.

For 60 years old and above, it’s highly recommended to present a medical certificate from your doctor to the Bureau of Quarantine that you are allowed to take the yellow fever vaccination.

Who needs to get a yellow card in the Philippines?

Travelers planning to visit the countries with a high risk of Yellow Fever transmission, and also the seafarers who are destined to travel in affected countries are required to have vaccination and obtain a yellow card in the Philippines.

Basic Requirements and prices:

Travelers and seafarers are required to fill up the data form, yellow fever questionnaire, and waiver form. If you prefer to have multi-dose, kindly prepare the estimated amount of Php1,500.00. For a single dose, it would be Php2,000.00

How a multiple-dose differ from a single-dose?

In multiple-dose, once the vial is open, it can provide 10 shots to 10 people, and in most cases, you have to wait for another 9 persons to avail this before you get one. A single-dose means you do not have to wait for 9 other people to get vaccinated. The single-dose is usually available in Manila but it’s not always available in Cebu and Davao.

Step by step on how to get a yellow card in the Philippines

Please take note when applying to get a yellow card in the Philippines, the entire process is applicable in Manila, Cebu, and Davao.

  1. Fill out the data form as well as the Yellow Fever Questionnaire, and Waiver Form
  2. Answer questions from the screening nurse regarding your health status.
  3. Submit the two forms and waiver to the vaccination nurse.
  4. Pay the exact amount to the cashier and obtain the official receipt.
  5. Submit your data form to the Admin Staff for the printing of your International Certificate of Vaccination with QMO’s official signature.
  6. Claim your ICV from the Quarantine Medical Officer.

The entire process may take up 25 minutes of your time or depends when two or more clients are being served at the same time. The validity of yellow vaccine and Certificate of Vaccination is 10 years.

If you need to take other vaccination or services of the Bureau of Quarantine before you travel in Africa and South America, kindly take note of the price listed below:

Cholera Vaccination Valid for 2 years Php300.00
Typhoid Vaccination Valid for 1 year Php300.00
Duplicate Certificate   Php300.00

Bureau of Quarantine Stations


Kawanihan ng Kuwarentenas 25th Street, Port Area, Manila
Contact Number: (02) 318-7500


General Maxilom Avenue, Cebu City
Contact Number: (032) 232-2072


Chaves St. Poblacion District, Davao City, Davao del sur
Contact Number: (082) 300-2378

All BOQ Stations are open every Monday to Friday from 8:00AM until 5:00PM

Additional Safety Precautions

Aside from getting your yellow card in the Philippines, as soon as you arrive in the countries with a high risk of malaria, it’s highly recommended to use insect repellant and wear proper clothing when going out for activities. It’s best to consider which time of the day do mosquitoes attack in the country, in most cases, it’s around dusk or dawn time.

It best to bring the original copy and photocopies of your yellow card in the Philippines or yellow fever certificate when traveling in Africa and South America to prevent inconveniences that may occur.  

Editor’s Note: Based on experience, it is stricter in East Africa, specifically in Kenya and Uganda. They will ask for a copy of the yellow card upon your application of e-visa and will check the original copy upon arrival, before entering the immigration counter. In Peru, Bolivia, and Colombia, I wasn’t asked to present the yellow card although I had it in case they ask for it.

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This Post Has 25 Comments

  1. Andre

    where can i get a yellow fever vaccine in Davao City Philippine for travel to Africa

    1. escapemanila

      Bureau of Quarantine along Ramon Magsaysay Ave., corner Chaves St., Davao City

  2. Hubert

    Is Yellow Fever Vax different from Typhoid fever vax? Do BOQ offer both vax? Thanks

    1. escapemanila

      Typhoid you can get po from hospitals and clinics. Yellow fever only at BOQ.

  3. Ria

    Are kids allowed at the BOQ for the yellow fever vax?

  4. Jomelson Domingo

    how many weeks is the interval of covid19 vaccine to yellow fever vaccine?


    what is differences between single dose and multiple dose yellow fever vaccine?

    1. escapemanila

      Multiple dose is paghati-hatian niyo po ang isang vial, goof for 10 people. So, BOQ will contact you once ma reach na yung 10 people. SIngle dose, you don’t need to wait for other people.

  6. Justin

    Lifetime po ba ang yellow fever vaccine?

  7. Charmie Aballe

    Available din po ba MMR and Varicella Vaccine sakanila?

    1. escapemanila

      No idea po. As far as I know, Polio and Yellow Fever vaccine meron sila.

  8. Randy perilla

    Saan po Ang vaccination center Ng yellow fever dito sa metro manila

  9. Pamela Tumbaga

    Can I get yellow fever vaccine and polio vaccine at the same time in port manila?

  10. Cyril Sunday Pasahol

    Kailangan pa po ba ng appoinment pag nagpa revalidate ng yellow fever?

  11. Vangie Bangao

    Where can i get yellow card here in Manila.? thank you

  12. Rossavi Valencia

    where can i get a yellow fever vaccine in Naga City Philippine for travel to UAE

    1. escapemanila

      UAE does not require a yellow fever vaccine not unless you traveled recently to Africa/South America.

  13. Charmine

    Need papo ba ng appointment if pupunta ng BOQ para sa yellow fever vaccine?

  14. Jane

    Hello 👋 I just wanna ask if I have to do vaccine for yellow fever,I am 18 weeks pregnant now and planning to go to Cameroon this December. Hoping for your reply. Thank you

  15. Raissa

    Would you know if there’s any other place like hospitals or clinics that provide the yellow fever vaccine?

    1. escapemanila

      There is none. It’s a controlled vaccine and only BOQ can facilitate the vaccination.

  16. Sigmund Abuton Sanvictores

    meron po ba BOQ dito sa bicol? para dito nalalng ako kukuha ng yellow fever card

    1. escapemanila

      Hindi po siya available sa lahat ng BOQ office.

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