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Proof of Vaccines at Borders

Posted by Drapes1 on 13/1/2010 at 04:47

Hi Folks

I'm planning a trip through Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore and Bali next month and I've already got all the appropriate vaccines (Hep A, typhoid, dyptheria, tetanus and malaria tabs). Somebody told me that you may need to provide proof of these vaccines at some border crossings. Does anyone know if there's any truth in that at all?


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Posted by cdnexplorer on 13/1/2010 at 06:59

I was never asked for proof of vaccination when crossing the Thai or Malaysian borders, but I can't speak for the other countries. I'll assume you're getting those vaccines anyways, so I would just bring the appropriate documentation to be safe.

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Posted by KirstyB on 13/1/2010 at 08:37

To add to that I've never been asked at any of the Lao/Vietnam/Cambodia borders that I've crossed either. I believe it has been falsly used as a scam by official to extort extra money from travellers but it's not required so hold tight. The only exception would be if you have recently been travelling in a country with Yellow Fever (ie some South American or African countries - there's none in Asia) when producing your certificate would be required.

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Posted by somtam2000 on 13/1/2010 at 08:47 admin

Never, ever been asked.

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Posted by Drapes1 on 13/1/2010 at 21:19

Ah that's good to know, thanks for the quick replies guys

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Posted by busylizzy on 13/1/2010 at 22:23

I recently did the Vietnam -> Cambodia crossing, and wasn't asked for any proof. However, I was handed a form as we left Vietnam asking me health-related questions (have you been coughing, sneezing, etc). I just ticked the boxes and some guy collected the forms without even looking at them.

Haven't been asked to produce anything at airports, either.

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