Thursday, April 5, 2012

David Livingstone Bicentenery

Next year Livingstone will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of its founder, David Livingstone, with a line-up of special events.David Livingstone, who was born in Blantyre, Scotland, on March 19 1813, was the first European to set eyes on the Victoria Falls in the mid 1890's. He named them after Queen Victoria and the town of Livingstone, in turn, was named after him. 
David Livingstone

Yellow Fever Update

The South African Health Authorities are becoming much stricter with regard to YELLOW FEVER CERTIFICATES for travellers entering South Africa. This is of particular importance when arriving from countries in Africa, including Zambia, and South America. Officials at Livingstone Airport in Zambia are not allowing people to board flights to South Africa if they do not have their Yellow Fever certificates.

While you do not need a Yellow Fever certificate to enter Zambia, and South Africa is not included on the itinerary, it is worth considering that in the unlikely event of an emergency, i.e. medical, you may be evacuated to South Africa, and a Yellow Fever certificate would be required upon entry.

If a traveller cannot have the vaccination for medical reasons (e.g. age, pregnancy, undergoing cancer treatment, etc.), they must go to a registered travel clinic to get a waiver certificate. Letters from doctors who do not operate at an officially registered clinic will not be accepted.